Russian Language and Culture

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Program Description

Participants with this study abroad program will have the opportunity to learn about the contemporary multinational city of Moscow, with all of its diversity. This city features a strong cultural thread through history from St. Basil’s Cathedral’s colorful cupolas to the collections of famed artwork. Participants will be placed in small classes with plenty of individual attention from Russian professors at the Moscow State University. This highly respected institution boasts experienced professors in teaching Russian as a second language. Classes are held for levels from beginner to advanced and have morning intensive language lessons and afternoon studies of folklore, history, culture, music, and art. A nearby field trip or a Moscow city excursion will be scheduled weekly according to course work.


Included social and cultural events:

•Excursion to Tolstoy's estate: Tula and Yasnaya Polyana
•Famous monastery trips: Aleksandr Nevsky Monastery and cemetery where Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky are buried; Yefimiev; the Suzdal Kremlin; Bogolubovo; and Vladimir
• Suzdal and Vladimir 2 day trip
• Tretaykov Art Gallery and Museum of Napoleonic War
• Excursion to the site of Dostoevsky’s heroes and Trips to Dostoevsky Museum
• Red Square field trip and Lenin’s Tomb
• Stalin’s Bunker tours and St. Basil’s Cathedral
•Two Kremlin Armory and Kremlin visits
• Neva River boat rides
•Moscow bus tour
•3 day trip to St. Petersburg by train: 2 nights on the train in a sleeping car, 2 nights at a hotel in St. Petersburg, visits to Peterhof, the Hermitage, Catherine the Great's Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress

* New opportunities or events may change plans.

What`s Included

The program fee above includes:

•All registration fees
•Instructional costs for up to 10 undergraduate or up to 6 graduate credits
•Welcome orientation
•Metro pass
•Cell phone for use in Russia
•Hotels for overnight trips
•Breakfast with overnight trips
•Program planned excursions
•Program planned group activities
•Full-time academic support
•Full-time administrative support
•Health Insurance
•International Student ID Card
•Entry visa
•IP T-shirt and travel water bottle
•Scheduled group pickup at airport

Not included: Round-trip international airfare; passport; food (except as noted); books and supplies; personal travel/activity/spending money; university-assessed fees (e.g. per credit hour technology fee).


Humanities, Russian & Slavic Studies, Russian Language and Literature, Russian and East European Studies

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Moscow, Russia

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  • Russia: Moscow
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