Program Details

This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at natural sciences or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors 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 natural sciences or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors 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 and elective courses in Natural Sciences/STEM.

The Natural Sciences/STEM instructors are English- and Russian-speaking Daugavpils University professors. The language of instruction varies from English-only to English/Russian mix and 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:

  • Russian as a Foreign Language Study Module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Diverse elective course options (theory and laboratory practice) in physics, mathematics, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, economics, 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.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • These three months were of the most productive and fulfilling months of my life.
    5.0
    01/04/21

    I spent the September-December 2020 semester with this program learning Russian as part of my gap year. I wanted to be immersed in a Russian-speaking environment, learning about the language, the culture, and meeting new people. Despite being the only

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