Irkutsk: Language and Environment

Study Abroad

Language and the environment are both issues of global importance. Irkutsk provides an exceptionally intensive and immersive experience to study both.

For language acquisition, homestays are available, active, and encouraged. In Irkutsk, English is less prevalent than in major cities and the slower pace of life means that strong, local, Russian-speaking connections can be made through SRAS-supported peer tutoring and through local interest groups.

Semester and summer students will enjoy an extensive included cultural program focused on Siberia's unique environment, history, and indigenous cultures. Semester students can choose further intensify their language study with individual language classes or add a course on Russia's environmental history and/or other electives.

Irkutsk is especially recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to make a breakthrough in their language skills. Irkutsk rewards those who are active, enjoy nature, and who want to experience local life in Siberia together with the diverse people that live there.

Summer Courses

Semester Courses (Spring/Fall)
Cultural Program

Host Institution, Housing, and Location

Research, Volunteering

About the Location

Scholarships and Grants

Budget Breakdown


English and Russian
Irkutsk, Russia
Spring, Summer, Fall
Environmental Studies, History, Russian Language


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2020
    Year: 2020 Spring
    Dates: 31 January 2020 - 24 May 2020
    Application Deadline: 25 October 2019
    Cost: $11,695
  • Summer I 2020 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 29 May 2020 - 09 August 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2020
    Cost: $7,895
  • Summer I 2020 (8 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 29 May 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2020
    Cost: $6,895
  • Summer II 2020 (6 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 26 June 2020 - 09 August 2020
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2020
    Cost: $5,995
  • Fall 2020
    Year: 2020 Fall
    Dates: 03 September 2020 - 14 December 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
    Cost: $11,695

Program Inclusions

Tuition, accommodation, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, cultural programming, travel in Central Asia as outlined, health and emergency insurance, use of a mobile telephone for duration of program, and SRAS in-country support.