• Middlebury College in Russia (Moscow, Voronezh, Yaroslavl, or Irkutsk)
    A semester or year-long program with partial and full immersion opportunities. Students study at the University in Moscow, Voronezh, Yaroslavl, or Irkutsk. Requires two years of Russian language (summer language courses available). Classes are taught by university professors especially for program participants. Students choose between homestay and dormitory accommodations. Orientation and excursions included. NSEP Boren scholarships are available for study in Russia.

  • American Councils (ACTR) programs in Russia (Choice of cities) Fall, spring, or full year. Requires at least two years of Russian. The Academic-Year Program provides small-group language instruction and lectures, as well as seminars on literature, culture and history. Students with three years of college Russian may elect to take fewer courses in the second semester and pursue a research project. Programs are available at Moscow International University, Moscow Linguistics University, and the Russian State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg. Dormitory or homestay accommodations. NSEP Boren scholarships are available for study in Russia.

  • Council-ISP (CIEE) (St. Petersburg) Fall (August - December), spring (January - May) or full year. Requires two years of Russian. Language, Russian studies at St. Petersburg University. Classes taught in Russian to classes of Americans; integrated classes also offered. Housing in dormitories or with local families. Orientation, excursions, books, activities, and materials included. NSEP Boren scholarships are available for study in Russia.


    Russian-U.S. Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program

    The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department administer the Russian-U.S. Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program. Applications for the future academic year are generally accepted through November 30 of the previous year. Successful U.S. participants will have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential, interest in public service or experience in community service, and proficiency in Russian.

    The program is designed to promote leadership and community service in both the United States and the Russian Federation. U.S. participants will be placed in nondegree programs at leading universities throughout the Russian Federation. The program also includes weekly community service commitments and a three-month professional internship.

    Grants will include round-trip airfare, medical insurance, monthly stipends for housing and living expenses, and limited allowances for books, tuition, and cultural enhancing activities.

    Complete eligibility requirements are found at http://www.irex.org/programs/ylp Interested parties also may e-mail IREX at irex@irex.org, or telephone the board at 202.628.8188.

    NSEP fellowships and Fulbright fellowships can also be used to support study in Russia either before (NSEP) and after (Fulbright) graduation. For more information about these fellowships, see the Smith Fellowships website.