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ACTR/ Summer Russian Lang. & Area Studies: St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 03/10/2016 03/25/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Russian Studies
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:
Summer Russian Language & Area Studies: St. PetersburgPetersburg

The American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Student Program (RLASP) serves both graduate and undergraduate students as well as working professionals.  The academic program is designed to improve participants' oral, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian language and to develop their knowledge of Russian history, politics, culture, and society.  The summer program provides approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg.  One day per week of the academic program is set aside for local cultural excursions.  A full-time U.S. resident director provides ongoing logistical support and emergency assistance to participants.  Peer tutoring, internships, community service, and a broad range of extracurricular activities offer US students a unique opportunity to connect with Russian friends and actively engage in Russian daily life.  

Brandeis Specific Information

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.