Economic Development in the Russian Far East

Study Abroad

Although a neighbor to the highly successful Pacific Asian nations of Japan, South Korea, and China, Russia's Far East has always lagged in terms of economic development because of historical, geographic, and policy challenges. Today, however, there are several ambitious projects focused on developing this massive and resource-rich Russian region. This program will critically analyze and explore first-hand the business climate in general as well many of these projects in particular -- including the free port, special economic zones, and infrastructure initiatives in both their investment attractiveness and socio-political value.


Cultural Programming and Field Trips


Internships, Volunteering, Research

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


Russian and English
Vladivostok, Russia
Spring, Fall
Business & Economics, History, International Relations, Russian Language


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

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2019
    Year: 2019 Spring
    Dates: 31 January 2019 - 25 May 2019
    Application Deadline: 25 October 2018
    Cost: $11,495
  • Fall 2019
    Year: 2019 Fall
    Dates: 12 September 2019 - 22 December 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
    Cost: $11,495
  • Spring 2020
    Year: 2020 Spring
    Dates: 30 January 2020 - 23 May 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 October 2019
    Cost: $11,495