Program Details

This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at political science, security studies, and international relations 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 political science, security studies, and international relations 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, as well as elective courses in Political Science. In Political Science, 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. Political Science.
  • Diverse elective course options in political science, history, culture, area studies, 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 3 Reviews

  • incredible program for learning Russian
    5.0
    03/17/20

    This study abroad program exceeded all expectations I had for it, and words cannot describe how much I learned from and enjoyed my time living in Daugavpils. I took half of my classes on the Russian language and the other half on a mix of political science

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Mr.
    5.0
    01/13/20

    I want to start by saying this program went above and beyond my expectations in every way! When I was looking at studying abroad, my primary goal was to increase my proficiency in Russian. After a semester, I can say with absolute certainty that this

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Unique Program to Study the Russian Language
    5.0
    01/08/20

    Note: I participated in the semester long program for college students (Russian Language and Political Science Program) When most people think about studying Russian abroad they tend to picture themselves in Russia. Before participating in this program

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