Program Details

Students with all language skill levels are welcome to apply: from beginners who have no previous knowledge of the Russian language to advanced students who have taken elementary or intermediate Russian courses. All participants enroll in RUSS2050 Modern
Location:
Moscow, Russia; Saint Petersburg, Russia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The UGA Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies offers a 6-weeks summer study abroad program in St. Petersburg (Russia’s cultural capital) and Moscow (Russia’s official capital and a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center). Students have an excellent opportunity to earn 9 credit hours (or 11 credit hours for the beginners) while studying various aspects of the Russian language and culture and experiencing Russian culture firsthand. The academic partners are leading universities in Russia: the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg and Moscow State University.

Students with all language skill levels are welcome to apply: from beginners who have no previous knowledge of the Russian language to advanced students who have taken elementary or intermediate Russian courses. All participants enroll in RUSS2050 Modern Russian Culture (satisfies the UGA General Education Core Curriculum requirements, Area IV). This course is taught in English and introduces students to the latest developments in modern Russian society and culture. Changes in family life, relationship between state and society, religion, new trends in cinema and art are among the topics to be discussed.

Program Fee includes: - Accommodations - Ground transportation (one-way train transfer from St. Petersburg to Moscow) - Meals (weekly allowance) - International health insurance - Extensive cultural program fees - Russian visa fees
Setting Description:
The UGA Study Abroad in Russia program offers students the opportunity to earn 9-11 credit hours (depending on the level) studying the intricacies of the Russian language and culture while traveling for six-weeks in Russia. Students will stay for the first three weeks in St. Petersburg - one of the most intriguing and historically significant cities in Europe, which has been called “the Russian window to the West”, “the Venice of the North” or “the Paris of the East”. The remaining three weeks participants will spend in Moscow – a city that is not only the political and economic center of Russia, but also an impressive multicultural megalopolis that accommodates people of more than 170 nationalities, but nevertheless retains its Slavic roots.
Cost:
(estimate) $3700

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