Program Details

This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at majors in history, politics, culture, and international relations who are studying Russian as a foreign language.
Location:
Daugavpils, Latvia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at majors in history, politics, culture, and international relations who are studying Russian as a foreign language. The program is hosted at Daugavpils University.

The program includes intensive Russian language study at different target proficiency levels, as well as elective courses in East European studies. In East European studies, the language of instruction varies from English/Russian mix up to Russian-only, depending on the students’ preferences and abilities.

Undergraduate students can enroll for one semester or two consecutive semesters of study.

Daugavpils University will award up to 30 European Credit Transfer (ECTS) credits, the equivalent of 15 US university credits, per semester.

Citizens of the United States, Canada, European Union, and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa.

Program features:

  • Two study modules – A. Russian as a Foreign Language and B. Eastern European Studies.
  • Diverse elective course options in Eastern European studies, history, culture, political science, and etc.
  • Russian language instruction provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families.
  • Native Russian-speaking student communication partners.
  • Excursions, field trips, cultural and athletic activities.
  • Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, a local mobile phone, and a full orientation.
  • Optional guided trips to Russia or Belarus are possible. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.
  • Full linguistic and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.
  • Full-time in-country support.
Setting Description:
The classes are located in the central part of the city. We offer accommodation in carefully selected Russian-speaking families or in a modern student dormitory. As a rule, our students can reach all classes, cultural, sports, and entertainment facilities in less than 15 minutes walking. Daugavpils is a very safe and comfortable city to study and live.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • The Greatest Adventure
    5.0
    11/14/19

    Learn Russian in the European Union provided a once in a lifetime opportunity. The language classes had a great mixture of practical exercises and reading and listening assignments. Both instructors were understanding, patient, and phenomenal. They created

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