The editors of Novosti would like to inform students of some of the many programs that are offered in the US and in Russia. Please feel free to ask department members about these programs. Most provide credit that can be approved for transfer as Russian credits.
American Councils of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) programs
American Councils has administered intensive language-immersion programs for U.S. undergraduates, graduate students, teachers, and scholars at universities and specialized institutions in Russia and Eurasia since 1976.
School of Russian and Asian Studies
The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) is a team of consultants and advisers dedicated to education and educational opportunities in Russia and Eurasia.
In the US:
The Katheryn Wasserman School of Russian at Middlebury College
Recognized as one of the world’s best Russian language programs, the Davis School of Russian has been offering its unique blend of cultural and language immersion for 65 years. As a student in the School, you’lllive the Russian language and culture for eight intensive weeks—from interpreting poetry to learning to play the balalaika, from discussing post-Soviet politics to mastering Russian etiquette.
The Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages at Indiana University
Utilizing the resources of Indiana University’s own specialists as well as native speakers from other universities and abroad, the Summer Workshop has developed and maintained a national program of the highest quality. Allowing all participants to pay in-state tuition fees, the program has as its goal the enhancement of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through classroom instruction and a full range of extra-curricular activities. Fellowships and funding are available.
Beloit College Summer Russian Program
Language instruction forms the essence of the summer intensive Russian program. All four levels of Russian are taught by experienced instructors committed to the communicative approach, the use of technology, and the integration of language and culture in the classroom.
Russian and Eastern European Summer Institute at Pitt
Further information and applications are available at http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli
Summer Intensive Russian Language at the University of Washington
Bryn Mawr Summer Russian Language Institute
Moscow Summer Immersion, Dickinson College
The Tahoe-Baikal Summer Environmental Exchange
This is a 9-week long, environmental exchange program for undergraduate, graduate, and young professional participants from North America, Russia, Mongolia, and other countries throughout the world. Participants will spend the summer at the watersheds of Lake Baikal in Russia and Mongolia, and Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, meeting with top scientists and environmental policy-makers, developing and presenting research projects, and conducting ecological restoration work.