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  • 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 intensive language or linguistics study with courses on regional history and cultures.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Central Asian Languages, Conflict Studies, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Literature, Russian Language
  • Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO

    Study Abroad

    In additon to studying at Eurasia's leading institution for international studies, you will utilize 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. This ambitious program is for students seeking practical, experiential knowledge to apply in future careers in diplomacy, business, or academia. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Law, Russian Language, Sociology
  • 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 many of these projects, including the free port, special economic zones, and infrastructure initiatives in both their investment attractiveness and socio-political value.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Vladivostok, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, History, International Relations, Russian Language
  • Home and Abroad Scholars

    Grants

    SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholars program combines intensive language study with a generous scholarship and a resume-building internship. Designed for maximum flexibility, this program will help support and nurture student interests in fields as diverse as journalism, economics, history, and art.
    Grants

    Snapshot

    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan;
    Irkutsk, Russia;
    Moscow, Russia;
    St. Petersburg, Russia;
    Vladivostok, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Art & Art History, Business & Economics, Central Asian Languages, Conflict Studies, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts/Food Studies, Cybersecurity, Diplomacy, Environmental Studies, Geopolitics, Health Policy, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Internships, Jewish Studies, Law, Literature, Museum Studies, Polish Language, Russian Language, Security Studies, Sociology, Ukrainian Language
  • Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

    Study Abroad

    While based in Kyiv, Ukraine, you will travel to Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia to discuss the conflicts in all these states, both past and present, with local experts. Learning of the historical background and the interests of groups involved, including foreign interests, you will critically consider the governance problems that face modern multiethnic 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 or policy making. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Conflict Studies, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, Russian Language, Ukrainian Language
  • Russia and the Environment

    Study Abroad

    The environment is a local and global issue. Tomorrow's environmental professionals will need to cross borders and communicate with a wide range of people to achieve their goals. This program is geared to help train those professionals today. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Irkutsk, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Environmental Studies, History, Internships, Russian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - Bishkek

    Study Abroad

    In Bishkek, you will find a highly personalized and customizable program. 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. Peer tutoring and a highly integrated cultural program focusing on Central Asian cultures will take your learning outside the classroom as can optional travel opportunities and active, recomended home stays.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Central Asian Languages, History, Internships, Literature, Russian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - Irkutsk

    Study Abroad

    Irkutsk provides an exceptionally intensive and immersive experience. RSL study is combined with up to three electives or an environmental internship, giving you the opportunity to use your Russian skills in more practical settings and build vocabulary. 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 university sports groups and interest clubs. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Irkutsk, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Internships, Literature, Russian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - Kyiv

    Study Abroad

    In Kyiv, you'll find an exceptionally strong array of internships as well as our most inclusive pricing. Kyiv is currently the focus of strong international attention. Many businesses, NGOs, museums, and media organizations there are open to foreign interns. In Kyiv, you are provided with an included homestay, two meals a day, and even a subway transport card, meaning that your expenses once abroad kept to a minimum. Further, semester terms in Kyiv are slightly shorter, so program costs are lower as well. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Internships, Russian Language, Ukrainian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - Moscow

    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:
    Internships, Russian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - St. Petersburg

    Study Abroad

    In St. Petersburg, you will find an exceptionally intensive and supportive study environment. Semester terms include individual/micro-group lessons to focus on your language needs, topical seminars in English or Russian, and an innovative capstone project. All terms include a broad cultural program that introduces you to the city, the many other foreign students, and to your local peers. Being cultured and friendly is part of the proud local identity and English is relatively common, making the city easy to navigate no matter what you current level of Russian. 

    Semester students for ths program should apply for Society, Business, and the Arts.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer
    Topics:
    History, Literature, Russian Language
  • Russian as a Second Language - Vladivostok

    Study Abroad

    VSUES in Vladivostok is one of Russia's most modern and forward-thinking universities. Its interconnected infrastructure is mostly new and includes dorms, a library, clinic, and workout facilities. A very active VSUES International Club hosts regular events that will augment your intensive RSL and cultural programs. Vladivostok is Russia's Asian capital and a center for Russia's diplomacy and trade with Far Eastern states. Many students have remarked on the intense interest of the population here to learn and experience other cultures and languages. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Vladivostok, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Society, Business, and the Arts

    Study Abroad

    You will choose from 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. A wide cultural program and a weekend trip to Moscow is also 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, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, History, Hospitality/Tourism, International Relations, Law, Literature, Russian Language, Sociology
  • Student Visa Processing

    Visa - Humanitarian/Business - Full Process

    Use this page to "apply" for processing of your visa for a group program. 
    Visa - Humanitarian/Business - Full Process

    Snapshot

    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Russian Language
  • The Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

    Study Abroad

    The Cuba-Russia Connection invites you, through selected topics in cultural diplomacy, to become better informed about these two fascinating countries with globally-known cultures and which have played important strategic and often interrelated roles in US foreign policy.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Havana, Cuba;
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Diplomacy, History, International Relations, Russian Language