Students from all levels of Russian will be placed in appropriate courses taught by native Russian speakers who are University teaching staff at MSU. Students will have 15-20 hours per week of interactive and intensive language instruction focusing on R
- Moscow, Russia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- Participate in a six-week intensive language program located in the heart of Moscow, Russia. This USF faculty-led program is hosted at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), the top-rated university located in Moscow -- Russia's political and economic capital. The program has been designed to accelerate and deepen students' knowledge of the Russian language, and appreciation of the rich culture and history of the country.
Each week students will receive approximately 20 hours of beginning, intermediate or advanced Russian language instruction taught by native speakers for a total of eight USF credits. Students will visit key historical and cultural sites of Moscow. Students will also visit St. Petersburg in or around the city's White Nights celebrations which run from late May through late June. St. Petersburg, often called the Venice of the North, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Students from all levels of Russian will be placed in appropriate courses taught by native Russian speakers who are University teaching staff at MSU. Students will have 15-20 hours per week of interactive and intensive language instruction focusing on Russian grammar, conversation and pronunciation. Dr. Oleynik will be available to monitor students' progress, and provide assistance when needed. riverIn addition, Dr. Oleynik will participate in numerous cultural and other activities that will aid students in understanding Russia's culture and rich traditions. The program will take students to some of Russia's most important museums, parks, and cultural sites in Moscow (Red Square, Kremlin, St.Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Novidevichy Monastery), and a weekend trip to St. Petersburg, one of Europe's most beautiful cities filled with incomparable museums and sites. Students will also have the unique opportunity of witnessing one of Russia's most important national holidays: May 9 "Victory Day" which commemorates the end of World War II in Europe. USF course numbers and credits: beginning to advanced proficiency. Credits count toward summer residency requirements. With approval of the program director, more advanced students of Russian may earn up to three credits taken as directed study upon approval before trip from Dr. Oleynik, and at an additional cost. Graduate credit is not available on this program.
Please contact program coordinator for more information
- Setting Description:
- Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation, and with a population of over 10,000,000 is Europe's largest metropolitan area. In the post-Soviet era, Moscow has experienced a rebirth -- pre-revolutionary architecture has been restored and cleaned; new shopping centers and restaurants and the wealth from oil sales have catapulted Moscow into the 21st century and out of the grey and cold austerity of Soviet times. Moscow is filled with museums, cafes, theaters, parks, restaurants, historical sites such as the Kremlin, Red Square and numerous Russian Orthodox monasteries and churches.
- Program Costs $4300-$4600. This fee includes: Pre-departure orientation and class sessions at USF; eight undergraduate USF credits; dormitory accommodations (single occupancy sleeping rooms with shared bathrooms); emergency medical and evacuation insurance for the dates of the program; weekly cultural excursions within Moscow including Tretiakov Gallery, Kremlin, Red Square, History museum, Military museum, Kuskovo or Tsaritsyno, and Kolomenskoe; language books and study materials; closing din