Program Details

AFS offers year and semester programs to destinations throughout Russia. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Ask someone about Russia, and many people will
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers year and semester programs to destinations throughout Russia. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Ask someone about Russia, and many people will talk about a cold, snowy place. It is your time to change that way of thinking... In Russia, the students aren't graded the same way in which a typical American high school student would be graded. the students in Russia aren't graded with the same typical letter grading system you would usually see here in the U.S. take a look at the grading system to get a glimpse of how you will be graded in the future. Outstanding: 5 Good:4 Fair: 3 Very Poor: 2 Failing: 1

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
Russia is a vast country; it covers one-eighth of the world's surface and extends across 11 time zones. Rich in natural beauty, the country changes from steppes to mountains, deserts to tundra, grassy meadows to mighty rivers. Its cities offer some of the finest museums on earth, as well as world-class ballet, opera, theatre, and music. Family life is very important in Russia, and your home will probably include extended family members who will be happy to support you. You will also find a whole new cuisine, with many dishes based around pork, noodles, chicken, potatoes, cabbage, rice, and soups such as borscht (beet soup) and shchi (cabbage soup). Study abroad in Russia and experience family, school, and community life in this exciting and intriguing country!

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