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  • Bishkek Online: Central Asian Studies

    Short Course

    Join us for a comprehensive overview of the political, socio-economic as well as the historical and religious dimensions of the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Choose between two tracks - Russian language or geopolitics/security and experience the region through virtual tours, workshops, and more.

    10-week semester * Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:30am EST * 3 US semester credits

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Topics:
    History, International Relations, Russian Language, Security Studies
  • Bishkek Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Short Course

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level.  Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian with a minimal time commmitment, this course is for you!

    6-week minimum * 3 mornings per week x 50 min * All levels

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Bishkek: Central Asian Studies

    Study Abroad

    Central Asian Studies is an innovative program preparing students for international careers. Based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia, this program combines our intensive Russian as a Second Language course with an expansive study of the history, culture, and geopolitics of the region.

    The semester program includes travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turmenistan. In summer, travel to Uzbekistan and spend a week on horseback in the Kyrgyz mountains.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Central Asian Languages, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Russian Language
  • Bishkek: Russian as a Second Language

    Study Abroad

    In Bishkek, you will find a highly personalized and customizable program of intensive language instruction. Although one of our most popular locations, class sizes in Bishkek are the smallest. You will be able to focus on your language skills through personalized attention and optional, specialized language electives, including study of other Central Asian languages. Peer tutoring and an integrated cultural program focusing on Central Asian cultures will take your learning outside the classroom as can optional travel opportunities and active, recommended home stays.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Central Asian Languages, History, Literature, Russian Language
  • Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

    Study Abroad

    The Cuba-Russia Connection invites you to an intensive introduction to the history, culture, politics, and economies of two fascinating countries that have played important strategic and often interrelated roles in US foreign policy. We will study these countries from the perspective of cultural diplomacy, learning how each uses its cultural assets for diplomacy and economic gain. 

    During the course of this program, you will spend twelve days in Cuba, followed by three weeks in Russia. Extend your stay by four additional weeks of intensive Russian as a Second Language study.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Havana, Cuba;
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Diplomacy, History, International Relations
  • Custom Program (Group)

    Develop a Program

    Are you an educator or organizer looking to lead a group educational program in Eurasia? If so, this is where you start the process. 

    Develop a Program

    Snapshot

    Terms:
    Summer, not specified, Fall, Spring
  • Irkutsk Online: Czech for Russian Learners (Level 1)

    Short Course

    Czech for Russian Learners is an introductory course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit the Czech Republic.

    5 Wednesday evenings (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Topics:
    Czech Language
  • Irkutsk Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Short Course

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level.  Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian with a minimal time commmitment, this course is for you!

    6-week minimum * 1 weekday evening per week x 60 min * All levels

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Irkutsk Online: Polish for Russian Learners (Level 1)

    Short Course

    Polish for Russian Learners is an introductory course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Poland.

    5 Wednesday evenings (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and Polish
    Topics:
    Polish Language
  • Irkutsk Online: Russian as a Second Language

    Short Course

    SRAS' Russian as a Second Language is now available online! Select this option for evening lessons - live from Irkutsk, Russia! 

    10-week semester * Tues/Thurs 8:00-9:30pm EST * All levels * 3 US semester credits

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • 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.

    Russian as a Second Language forms the core of this program. During the academic year choose between a study of the Environmental History of Russia or more language electives.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Irkutsk, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Environmental Studies, History, Russian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Part-Time/Maintenance Russian

    Short Course

    Looking to keep up and advance your Russian language skills? Perhaps you have taken Russian in the past, but cannot fit a full-time intensive language course into your schedule right now. Or maybe you teach Russian but have limited opportunity to advance your own skills and practice speaking with others at your level.  Whatever your situation, if you are looking to improve your Russian with a minimal time commmitment, this course is for you!

    6 week minimum * 2x per week x 90 min * All levels

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Russian Grammar Challenge (A2)

    Short Course

    Are there aspects of Russian grammar that trip you up again and again? Areas that you really want to drill until they come naturally? The Russian Grammar Challenge is an opportunity for you to focus on some of the more challenging aspects of the Russian language. Sometimes simply hearing another explanation or taking another approach can make all the difference. Or you may need more focused practice time in a small group setting.

    6 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Russian Grammar Challenge (B1)

    Short Course

    Are there aspects of Russian grammar that trip you up again and again? Areas that you really want to drill until they come naturally? The Russian Grammar Challenge is an opportunity for you to focus on some of the more challenging aspects of the Russian language. Sometimes simply hearing another explanation or taking another approach can make all the difference. Or you may need more focused practice time in a small group setting.

    6 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Russian Grammar Challenge (B2)

    Short Course

    Are there aspects of Russian grammar that trip you up again and again? Areas that you really want to drill until they come naturally? The Russian Grammar Challenge is an opportunity for you to focus on some of the more challenging aspects of the Russian language. Sometimes simply hearing another explanation or taking another approach can make all the difference. Or you may need more focused practice time in a small group setting.

    6 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Ukrainian for Russian Learners (Level 1)

    Short Course

    Ukrainian for Russian Learners is an introductory course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Ukraine.

    5 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and Ukrainian
    Topics:
    Ukrainian Language
  • Kyiv Online: Ukrainian for Russian Learners (Level 2)

    Short Course

    Ukrainian for Russian Learners is an introductory course aimed at those who have studied Russian for the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Ukraine. This course for those who have completed Level 1.

    5 Saturdays, morning/early afternoon (60 minutes)

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and Ukrainian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Topics:
    Ukrainian Language
  • Kyiv: Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

    Study Abroad

    Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, this program takes you to Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia to discuss with local experts the conflicts in all these states, both past and present. You will explore identity as it is shaped by history and culture and consider how group interests and foreign interests influence policy-making and governance in multi-ethnic states. You will search for pragmatic solutions using the experience you gain on the ground. This program provides invaluable experience for anyone interested in diplomacy, policy, or conflict studies. 

    This program includes Russian as a Second Language study at all levels.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Conflict Studies, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, Russian Language, Ukrainian Language
  • Kyiv: Russian as a Second Language

    Study Abroad

    In Kyiv, an intensive and supportive environment of Russian language study is paired with home stay to provide you with an immersive language and cultural experience. Out-of-classroom experiences and special lectures and workshops introduce you to Ukrainian identity, history, and the issues in contemporary Ukraine.  Kyiv is a very affordable option for study abroad, due to the many inclusions in this program (2 meals/day, subway transport card) and the generally low cost of living.

    Part or all of your language study in this program may be replaced with Ukrainian.

     

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Hybrid (online + in-country), Russian Language, Ukrainian Language
  • Moscow Online: Translation and Interpretation Workshop

    Short Course

    This practical course offers an overview of translation and interpretation as professional career tracks. This includes discussions of the art and science of translation, guest speakers who will introduce you to the everyday practices of the trades, and an extended workshop experience in which you will translate text with the assistance of an editor. Our main focus will be translation with some discussion of interpretation. 

    6 weeks, 11 sessions * Saturdays and some weekday mornings

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Moscow: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO

    Study Abroad

    Study alongside Russia's future political and business leaders at Russia's leading institution for international studies. Choose from an extensive list of courses in Russian or English and enjoy regular opportunities to attend talks given by visiting diplomats, politicians, economists, religious leaders, and other experts. 

    Additional out-of-classroom activities take advantage of the wide intellectual and cultural resources of Moscow in a hands-on program designed to give you broad perspectives on Russian history, geography, international relations, economics, politics, and demographics

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Law, Russian Language, Sociology
  • 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. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Professional Training: Introduction to Interpreting

    Short Course

    Are you considering a career as an interpreter? This is a 45-hour, 7-week interpreter preparation training course that was developed to help participants develop their interpreting skills, expand their vocabulary, improve sentence structure, and prepare for professional Interpreting courses (Medical, Legal, or Business & Community Interpreter Training Programs).

    7 weeks, 45 hours * Tuesdays and Thursdays (6.00 pm - 9.00 pm EST) 

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Topics:
    Russian Language, Translation and Interpretation
  • Professional Training: Legal and Court Interpreter

    Short Course

    The course introduces participants to legal and court interpreter roles and skills, interpreter ethics, and legal and court terminology in both English and the target language. Students will gain an understanding of the legal system and take a close look at the Standards and Procedures for Court Interpreters, the document which regulates professional court interpreting.

    7 weeks, 45 hours * Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm EST

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Topics:
    Russian Language, Translation and Interpretation
  • Professional Training: Medical Interpreter

    Short Course

    Are you looking for a way to earn money on your language skills? This course prepares you to act as a medical interpreter, facilitating communication between doctor and patient, helping to prevent misdiagnosis, and improving health outcomes. 

    This course was developed by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and is administered by Language Connections in Boston, MA. To join an upcoming course, contact us to have a preliminary discussion about your current language level.

    7 weeks, 60 hours * Wednesdays (6.30 pm - 9.30 pm EST) and Saturdays (10.00 am - 12.30 pm EDT & 1 pm - 3.30 pm EST).​​​​​

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Topics:
    Russian Language, Translation and Interpretation
  • Russia Online: Glimpses into Russian Art History

    Short Course

    In four chronologically arranged sessions we will explore distinctive facets of Russian visual art. Our topics will embrace (1) the golden artifacts of Scythians, the nomads that roamed the steppes of would-be-Russia; (2) Russia’s adoption of Christianity and architecture of Kiev, Novgorod, Suzdal, Vladimir and Moscow; (3) European styles on the Russian soil – Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and Realism in Russian painting of the 18th – 19th cc., and (4) Russian Modernism and the Avant-garde in the art of late 19th – early 20th cc.

    4 weeks * Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm EST 

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Topics:
    Art & Art History
  • Spring Break: Introduction to Russia

    Study Abroad

    Join SRAS for Spring Break in Russia! We will take you on a one-week grand introduction to modern Russia, its history, and its impressive culture. Follow knowledgable guides through the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Sample and learn more about the local and regional cuisines. Meet your local peers in both cities to talk about what life on the ground is really like. You'll tour world-class theaters, see a wide variety of art and architecture, and see the places where both local and world history was made. This spring break experience is for anyone with an interest in Russia and its current place in the world.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Location:
    Moscow, Russia;
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring_Break
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Business & Economics, History
  • St. Petersburg and Moscow: Workshop for Museum Professionals

    Study Abroad

    This two-week workshop is truly a unique and high-value experience. Elena Varshavskaya, who has led our art history and museum studies program in St. Petersburg for over 10 years, invites museum professionals to join her for two weeks of extensive exploration of the museums of St. Petersburg, Peterhof, and Moscow meeting curators, restorers, educators, and others.

    This program is for museum professionals - from curators, educators, and restorers to those working with media, development ,and administration.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Continuing Education, Museum Studies
  • St. Petersburg Online: Perspectives on US-Russia Relations

    Short Course

    2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. Join us as we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth from the perpectives of history, behavior, foreign policy, and media.

    10 weeks * Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:30am EST * 3 US semester credits

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Topics:
    Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Journalism, Sociology
  • St. Petersburg Online: Russian as a Second Language

    Short Course

    SRAS' Russian as a Second Language is now available online! Select this option for evening lessons - live from St. Petersburg, Russia! 

    10-week semesters * Tues/Thurs mornings * All levels * 3 US semester credits

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • St. Petersburg: Comparative Media Studies - Photojournalism

    Study Abroad

    As Russia's most liberal city and a hub for education, business, and culture, St. Petersburg is a fascinating environment in which to look closely at the opportunities and challenges facing local and global media.

    We look at media literacy, media environment, and global trends and examine how journalists and media consumers alike must adapt to a changing environment. Russian and American media will be the primary focus in this comparative study and photojournalism will be the practical application of the course.

    This program is aimed at students of journalism, media, communication, international relations, and Russian language or area studies.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    International Relations, Journalism, Russian Language
  • St. Petersburg: Language and Society

    Study Abroad

    Russian as a Second Language is at the core of this program and during the academic year is combined with a range of electives taught in English on culture, history, politics, economics, finance, marketing, and more. Several courses focus on the intersection of these subjects: how the economy affects the arts and the role of cultural movements within society. An extensive cultural program and a weekend trip to Moscow is included. You'll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on Russia for your future career in government, business, or academia.

     

     

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Hospitality/Tourism, International Relations, Law, Literature, Russian Language, Sociology, Sustainability
  • St. Petersburg: The Art and Science of Museums

    Study Abroad

    How can cultural and historical heritage be best preserved and transmitted? To answer this question, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hermitage Museum, and explore the many museums of St. Petersburg -- including educational museums at schools of higher learning, scientific museums, museums of ethnography, memorial apartment museums, literary museums, political history museums, and more.

    This program is for students of museum science/studies or museum management.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Museum Studies
  • St. Petersburg: The Changing Energy Landscape

    Study Abroad

    An increasingly serious attitude toward the Paris Agreement implies a substantial change to world economics through decarbonization efforts. This will require considerable cooperation between the hydrocarbon resource countries and energy consumers. There are many geopolitical and economic obstacles and it is of paramount importance to foster discussion on the future of energy in a decarbonized world.

    This interdisciplinary course is aimed at students of economics, business, world economy, political science, international relations, energy studies/security, and sustainability studies.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Energy Studies, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russian Language, Sustainability
  • Vladivostok: Russia and the Asia-Pacific

    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 many of these projects, including the free port, special economic zones, the "Far East Hectare" project, and infrastructure initiatives in terms of both their investment attractiveness and socio-political value.

    This program combines Russian language study with economics, politics, and culture in Russia's "Gateway to Asia."

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Vladivostok, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, History, International Relations, Russian Language
  • Warsaw: Security and Society in the Information Age

    Study Abroad

    Designed and launched jointly in 2015 by SRAS and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, this unique program addresses global issues from unique perspectives. Courses in security studies, cybersecurity, terrorism & hybrid warfare, genocide, democracy studies, international relations, diplomacy, Jewish studies, and more. Build your resume even more with a research internship at the Terrorism Research Center.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    Terms:
    Summer, Fall, Spring
    Topics:
    Cybersecurity, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Internships, Jewish Studies, Polish Language, Security Studies, Sociology