Study Abroad in Russia

Russia: Moscow                 
ACTR Russian Language and Area Studies Programs (RLASP)

Moscow is the capital of Russia and the seat of power for the Russian Federation. A metropolis of over eight million people, it is Europe’s most populous city. Historically Moscow has been Russia’s political center during some of the country's most turbulent times. As the capital today, it is the center of politics and of the changes that are sweeping the country. More than any of these things, however, Moscow is the symbolic heart that has always sustained the vast land of Russia.

The American Councils (ACTR) has been organizing study programs in Russia since 1976. AC places students in Moscow at the Moscow Linguistics University and The International University. The program is designed for advanced students of Russian and offer intensive Russian language training and lectures in Russian literature and culture. All classes are taught in Russian by instructors who specialize in the teaching of Russian as a foreign language.

Dates
Fall semester: early September to mid-December.  Spring semester: early February to late May.

Fields of Study
Russian language and literature, contemporary Russian society.

Eligibility Requirements
3.0 CGPA; completion of four semesters of college-level Russian at Tulane University with a “B” or higher, or the equivalent.

Academic Program
The program begins in Washington, D.C., with a required two-day orientation before students depart on a group flight. A substantial portion of the curriculum of the semester program is devoted to the intensive study of Russian language and literature.

Students take Advanced Conversation: Phonetics and Intonation, and Advanced Grammar and Lexical Study, as well as Contemporary Russian Society, and Survey of 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature. Classes are small (5–7 students) and the academic week is five days with one day set aside for excursions.  Participants may audit regular host university classes in addition to their Russian courses if schedules permit. Academic year students may choose to conduct independent research during the spring semester.

Tulane awards 500-level credit for coursework completed on this program.

Living Arrangements
Students have the option of dormitory housing or they may choose to live in a home through the Russian homestay program.

Faculty Liaison
Dr. George Cummins, Germanic and Slavic Languages

Internet Link
www.acrussiaabroad.org/

Russia: St. Petersburg                 
ACTR Russian Language and Area Studies Programs (RLASP)

St. Petersburg was envisioned by Peter the Great as his “Window to the West.” French and Italian architects built a testimony to opulence with palaces, glittering mansions, landscaped parks and gardens, beautifully planned canals, and vibrant colors. Having endured near total devastation in World War II, the people now cope with an emerging new political and economic reality. Known as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, the city of nearly five million is easily navigated by bus, trolley, and an efficient metro system, and boasts one of the world’s largest art collections housed in the Hermitage Museum.

Tulane students study in St. Petersburg through American Councils (ACTR), which has been organizing study programs in Russia since 1976. In St. Petersburg, participants are placed at the Russian State Pedagogical University (formerly known as the Herzen Institute). The program is designed for advanced students of Russian and offer intensive Russian language training and lectures in Russian literature and culture. All classes are taught in Russian by instructors who specialize in the teaching of Russian as a foreign language.

Dates
Fall semester: early September to mid-December.  Spring semester: early February to late May.

Fields of Study
Russian language and literature, contemporary Russian society.

Eligibility Requirements
3.0 CGPA; completion of four semesters of college-level Russian at Tulane University with a “B” or higher, or the equivalent.

Academic Program
The program begins in Washington, D.C., with a required two-day orientation before students depart on a group flight. A substantial portion of the curriculum of the semester program is devoted to the intensive study of Russian language and literature.

Students take Advanced Conversation: Phonetics and Intonation, and Advanced Grammar and Lexical Study, as well as Contemporary Russian Society, and Survey of 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature. Classes are small (5–7 students) and the academic week is five days with one day set aside for excursions.  Participants may audit regular host university classes in addition to their Russian courses if schedules permit. Academic year students may choose to conduct independent research during the spring semester.

Tulane awards 500-level credit for coursework completed on this program.

Living Arrangements
Students have the option of dormitory housing or they may choose to live in a home through the Russian homestay program.

Faculty Liaison
Dr. George Cummins, Germanic and Slavic Languages

Internet Link
www.acrussiaabroad.org/

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Study Options in Russia

Russia: Moscow: ACTR Russian Language and Area Studies Programs (RLASP)

Russia: St. Petersburg: ACTR Russian Language and Area Studies Programs (RLASP)

Useful Links for Russia

Embassy of Russia in Washington D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Consular Information Sheet - Russia

Lonely Planet: Russia

Relevant Tulane Academics

Germanic & Slavic Studies

Selecting a Program

1. Policies
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3. Study Options
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Contact Us

Office of Study Abroad
Center for Global Education
Tate House
7008 Zimple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tel: (504) 865-5339
Fax: (504) 862-8765
E-mail: cge@tulane.edu
http://global.tulane.edu

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