Program Details

The program provides fifteen to twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies; U.S. academic credit is available. Academic program also provides local excursions, volunteer and internship o
Location:
Moscow, Russia; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Vladimir, Russia
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
Russian

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) provides intensive group language-study for the semester, academic year or summer. Students with two years of college-level Russian-language instruction are eligible to apply.

The program provides fifteen to twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies; U.S. academic credit is available. Academic program also provides local excursions, volunteer and internship opportunities, peer tutors, and Russian-American discussion clubs.

For more than 35 years, American Councils has offered comprehensive language immersion programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars. Participants greatly benefit from individual attention in our small classes and from interaction with host faculty who have extensive experience in second language acquisition. In addition to classroom learning, American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program through: - volunteer opportunities at sites such as local public schools, charity organizations, and international NGOs; - cultural excursions, discussion groups, and extracurricular activities; and - life with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.
Setting Description:
A full-time U.S. resident director oversees the academic and cultural programs and assists participants in academic, administrative, and personal matters. Students may live with Russian host families or in university dormitories. The program offers three locations: Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Valdimir.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • Summer in Moscow
    5.0
    12/07/16

    I learned so much during my two months in Moscow studying with American Council's RLASP program. My Russian improved unbelievably - I used to be skeptically about people saying they learned a language by living in a country, but not anymore. Immersion

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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