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.

Semester Courses (Spring/Fall)
Summer Courses
Travel and Cultural Program

Housing and Location

Research and Volunteering

Transcripts and Credit Transfer

Scholarships and Grants

Budget Breakdown

Snapshot

Language:
English and Russian
Location:
Irkutsk, Russia
Terms:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Topics:
Environmental Studies, History, Russian Language

Eligibility/Prerequisites

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

Dates & Costs

  • 2020 Fall
    Year: 2020 Fall
    Dates: 03 September 2020 - 14 December 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
    Cost: $11,695
  • 2021 Spring
    Year: 2021 Spring
    Dates: 30 January 2021 - 23 May 2021
    Application Deadline: 15 October 2020
    Cost: $11,695
  • 2021 Summer I (10 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 28 May 2021 - 08 August 2021
    Application Deadline: 15 February 2021
    Cost: $7,895
  • 2021 Summer II (6 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 01 July 2021 - 15 August 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2021
    Cost: $5,995

Program Inclusions

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