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Incoming Exchange Students
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:Country: Russia
Program Name: Language and Culture in Russia
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Become immersed in Russia’s language and culture, the two main components of this program. Language courses are taught by natives of St. Petersburg at the Liden and Denz Language School, located in the heart of the city. These courses serve as the foundation for experiencing Russian culture outside of the classroom.
Excursions take place on alternating days for beginning and intermediate level students. Intermediate level excursions are conducted in Russian. For beginning level students, some excursions are conducted in English, while others are conducted in Russian but translated into English by the intermediate level students on the program. With a wide array of excursions, seize the opportunity to study the richness of Russian history, visit multiple world heritage sites, take in the beautiful natural environment and attend a variety of cultural events.
Choose between two courses depending on your knowledge of the Russian language.
Beginners will earn credits in FORS 1110, RUSS 1110: Russian Language and Culture Abroad I. The course fulfills the Liberal Education Oral and Language Communication and Global Perspective categories. No previous language study is required for beginner classes.
Intermediate level students will earn credits in FORS 1210, RUSS 1210: Russian Language and Culture Abroad II. The course fulfills the Liberal Education Global Perspectives category. Prerequisites for this course are RUSS 1101 and RUSS 1102, or equivalent.
Course components include:
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.