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  • 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
  • Bishkek: The Geopolitics of Central Asia

    Study Abroad

    Spend your summer in Central Asia, gaining a broad understanding of the geopolitics, culture, and history of the region. We will look specifically at the New Great Game as a renewed struggle for hegemony and control over natural resources in Central Asia between competing global and regional powers, the Central Asian republics themselves, and neighboring states. Includes a week trip to Uzbekistan and 3 days on horseback in the Kyrgyz mountains.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies
  • 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
  • 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:
    not specified, Summer, Fall, Spring, Spring_Breaks
  • 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: 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
  • Kyiv: The Geopolitics of Ukraine

    Study Abroad

    Ukraine makes a fascinating case study for geopolitics. We will explore what divides and unites Ukraine, its challenges and its potential. We will travel extensively throughout Ukraine, meet with locals, and come to understand the regional (including borderland) identities. The Soviet identity, the formation of the Ukrainian (post-Soviet) identity, the rise of civil society, youth movements and more in the context of Ukraine's domestic interests and those of foreign powers, near and far. We will be based in Kyiv, and travel to Lviv, Odessa, and Kharkiv - and other places in between. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Geography, Geopolitics, History
  • 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

    Snapshot

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

    Short Course

    SRAS is offering online research internships over winter break, 2021-2022. Interns will be researching and writing about popular culture, folk culture, art, contemporary literature, or food for SRAS sites. Internships are flexible and SRAS editors will work with interns to assign tasks that are both of interest to the intern and fill the needs of the SRAS Family of Sites.

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Topics:
    Internships
  • Russia & CEE: Winds of Change

    Study Abroad

    In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed, leaving the United States alone as the world’s superpower. These four immersive weeks will see us working to understand why the winds of change blew across communist Russia and its central and east European satellites during the 1980s and why these events are the essential backdrop for understanding current events, some thirty years later. Why did Mikhail Gorbachev seek to reform the Soviet challenge to Western hegemony and how did the population at home and in the Warsaw Pact countries take advantage of this situation? Why did liberal democracy have so much difficulty then solidifying itself across this space in the decades after? And why does Vladimir Putin once again poise a real challenge to the US and the independent countries which surround him?   

    This program will travel to four former communist nations (Russia, Poland, Germany, and Ukraine) to examine this time of change and its lasting legacy in the region.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany;
    Warsaw, Poland;
    Moscow, Russia;
    St. Petersburg, Russia;
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Geopolitics, History, Sociology
  • 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: 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
  • 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 threats, democracy studies, international relations, diplomacy, identity, 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