Moscow: Russian as a Second Language

Study Abroad

Moscow, Russia's political and economic capital, is home to not only most of Russia's federal government, but also most of Russia's major businesses and the Russian headquarters of international corporations. The city overflows with NGOs, museums, and cultural institutions. All of this offers students an extraordinary opportunity to make potential professional contacts, understand Russia's current development trajectory, and to take in as much Russian culture as possible in one location. Moscow is also Europe's largest city and a major regional hub for all of Eurasia. It is a diverse city, with cultural infrastructure serving a diverse population. In Moscow, you'll explore all of this as part of your guided cultural program.

Moscow is especially recommended if you are looking to make Russia or Eurasia a part of your career. Moscow is also for those who enjoy a thriving metropolis, filled with places that you've read about in books. It is also surprisingly accessible, with highly efficient public transport, and very affordable with the current ruble/dollar exchange rate.

SRAS' Moscow RSL program requires at least two semesters of previous Russian language instruction (or equivalent of the A1 level).

Spring 2021/Covid-19 Update: to allow for maximum flexibility, deadlines have been moved to November 1 and deposits will be fully refundable up until it is necessary to process visas – approximately 3-4 weeks prior to arrival. We do encourage applying before the November 1 deadline so that you receive our updates. Those looking to hit the ground running will want to look at our online courses, which will also earn you SRAS Learning Credit for your future study abroad experiece.

IMPORTANT: Dates for the summer sessions of this program are only finalized in February of the relevant year. The dates currently posted for summer 2021 are based on summer 2020 dates but they will likely change. We will post the dates as soon as we have them and remove this notice. Touch base with us (Inquire now button) if you need to work around specific dates.

Travel and Cultural Program

Housing and Location

Research and Volunteering

Transcripts and Credit Transfer

Scholarships and Grants

Budget Breakdown


Moscow, Russia
Spring, Summer, Fall
Russian Language


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application
  • At least 2 semesters (or equivalent) of previous Russian language study

Dates & Costs

  • 2021 Spring
    Year: 2021 Spring
    Dates: 16 January 2021 - 07 June 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 November 2020
    Cost: $9,695
  • 2021 Summer II (6 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 10 June 2021 - 25 July 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2021
    Cost: $5,695
  • 2021 Summer I (8 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 10 June 2021 - 08 August 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2021
    Cost: $6,495
  • 2021 Fall
    Year: 2021 Fall
    Dates: 31 August 2021 - 16 December 2021
    Application Deadline: 01 May 2021
    Cost: $9,695

Program Inclusions

Tuition, dormitory 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.