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American Councils: RLASP – Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program
Moscow, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vladimir, Russia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
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Program Sponsor: American Councils (ACTR) 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UM applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 2.7 Housing Options: Dormitory, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Culture, History, International Studies, Mass Communications, Politics, Russian, Russian Literature, Russian Studies Class Status: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: field study, study abroad Language of Instruction: Russian
Program: Direct
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advanced russian language and area studies program (rlasp)

The Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) combines intensive Russian language instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field study excursions, meetings with conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students.

Program Features

Offered in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir, Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan

Available during Fall, Spring, Academic Year, and Summer (8 week) terms
 
20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, vocabulary, and phonetics; additional course topics include Russian history, literature, political science, and mass media. All classes taught in Russian by expert host-institution faculty

Russian language conversation partners for two hours per week
 
Participants earn 15-16 U.S. academic credits per semester (8-10 for summer) in Russian language and regional studies through Bryn Mawr College
 
Housing with carefully-selected, experienced host families or in university dorms; host families provide two meals per day

Weekly excursions led by U.S. resident directors to local sites of historical and cultural significance, such as theatres, museums, and national parks

Extended regional field study excursions outside the host city, led by U.S. resident directors; RLASP groups in Russia have visited sites such as Volgograd and Saratov, while groups in Almaty have traveled to Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk

Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad

Financial Aid

Financial aid from American Councils is available for RLASP. Please visit www.acstudyabroad.org/financialaid to learn more about available scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 semesters of college-level Russian or the equivalent
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • At least 18 years old by application deadline

Application Deadlines

Summer programs: February 15
Fall / Academic Year programs: March 15
Spring programs: October 15

Interested in learning more?

Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the RLASP website at www.acstudyabroad.org/rlasp
 
Read what past program participants have to say about their RLASP experience on our blog website. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for pictures of participants on-program, study abroad articles, and more!

Questions?

Contact American Councils at outbound@americancouncils.org

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/27/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/25/2019 12/19/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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