- Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
- Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia
- Business Russian Language and Internship (BRLI) Program
- Russian Heritage Speakers Program
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While events in Russia since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union have often filled headlines and captured the attention of western observes, few have a full understanding of their meaning, their causes, and their larger social and historical contexts. This four-week summer program is designed to give participants new insights into Russia today. Through readings and intensive coursework in the form of lectures, seminars, and discussions conducted with faculty of Moscow International University, program participants gain a fuller understanding of the complex factors that have shaped Russia’s evolution since the Gorbachev regime and the final days of the USSR. Topics include Russia under Putin; the conflict with Ukraine; sanctions and the Russian economy; the role of mass media; elections and opposition figures. All content courses are conducted in English.
The academic program features approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction. Content courses are designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of some of the complex historical and cultural trends that have shaped Russia in the 21st Century. Topics include Russia under Putin; the conflict with Ukraine; sanctions and the Russian economy; the role of mass media; elections and opposition figures.
As part of the academic program, participants receive five hours of instruction in Russian language each week. Participants are grouped according to language level for the Russian classes; no prior study of Russian is required.
American Councils participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College, an institutional member of American Councils. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive 8-10 U.S. academic semester credits.
Emergency and Medical
Friday, June 10 (depart USA) - Saturday, July 10, 2016
Summer 2016 Program Costs
|Excursions and In-country travel:||$300|
Items not included in the program cost:
- Domestic transportation to Washington, DC for pre-departure orientation: cost varies
- International Airfare to/from Russia: approximately $1,000 - $1,500
- Books and supplies: $150
- Local transportation: $100
- Meals not included in Board cost**: $250
*The visa fee will be waived for students who do not need a Russian visa to participate on the program (e.g. Russian passport holders). However, these students will be charged a $100 registration fee.
**Dinners are not included in the board cost.