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  • Advanced Russian Training (ART)

    Short Course

    Do you speak Russian at a high professional level (B2 or higher), with a wide vocabulary and strong knowledge of grammar - high enough that native speakers have stopped correcting you? Do you feel that because of this your learning of Russian has stalled? This is the course for you! An instructor will engage you in topical conversations, identify your weak points, provide detailed feedback and exercises, and work with you to bring your Russian to the next level – all in a convenient, online course designed around your schedule.

    Heritage speakers - this is the course for you as well, with an individualized approach to correcting grammar, breaking habits of applying English structure to Russian, and filling in the gaps in your knowledge of Russian.

    Four 60-minute sessions, scheduled individually. This course has flexible start dates. We will work with you on scheduling once you enroll.

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • 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 in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

    8-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 semester program combines our intensive Russian as a Second Language course with an expansive study of the history, culture, and geopolitics of the region.

    The program includes travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turmenistan

    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
  • Conversation Practice Sessions

    Short Course

    Practice and advance your Russian outside of the classroom with a native Russian-speaking peer! Learning Russian is more fun (and practical) if you get a chance to use it to interact with someone in Russia. These online, individual sessions allow you to apply what you are learning by taking part in an informal conversation with a Russian peer. 

    Five 40-minute sessions, scheduled individually. This course has flexible start dates. We will work with you on scheduling once you enroll.

    Short Course

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    Topics:
    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 10 days in Cuba, followed by four weeks in Russia. Extend your stay with 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, Russian 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 commitment in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

    8-week minimum * Weekday evenings, 8-9pm EST * All levels

    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 commitment in a convenient, online setting, this course is for you!

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

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian
    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Kyiv: Identity and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

    Study Abroad

    Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, this program takes you to Moldova, Georgia, and Armenia 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, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, 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

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    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Hybrid (online + in-country), Russian Language, Ukrainian 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

    Our Moscow RSL program is specifically geared toward more advanced learners. In addition to intensive Russian language training, students will attend seminars in applied uses for their growing linguistic expertise, and have the opportunity to gear their peer tutoring towards an optional capstone project in translation or interpreting.  

    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 and regional culture as possible in one location. 

    Study Abroad

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    Language:
    Russian
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    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
  • 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

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    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Vladivostok, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, History, International Relations, Russian Language
  • Winter Break Russian Intensive

    Short Course

    Looking to boost your Russian language skills this winter break? Whether you are looking to catch up or get ahead relative to your next course at home or abroad, this is an opportunity to really take things up a notch. Emphasis will be put on comprehension and speaking, while reviewing/learning grammar concepts and building vocabulary.

    Winter break period * All levels

    Short Course

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    Topics:
    Russian Language
  • Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

    Short Course

    Whether you have a specific need to embark on the Russian language or are simply curious, this online course is your opportunity to try it out. Is it really as hard as it looks? What does it sound like? 

    This short course is appropriate for any age - from ambitious high school students to working professionals and lifelong learners. It is appropriate if you are simply in the planning stages of a trip to Russia, or any number of countries where Russian remains the lingua franca. This course assumes that you have no prior Russian language study. If you already know the basics, even if you are a bit rusty, we suggest one of our Maintenance Russian courses instead.

    Four individual lessons of 45 minutes + asynchronous supplemental material. This course has flexible start dates. We will work with you on scheduling once you enroll.

    Short Course

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    Topics:
    Russian Language