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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vladimir, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: American Councils (ACTR) 
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program 08/25/2019 12/19/2019
Academic Year 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program TBA TBA
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program 06/06/2019 08/08/2019

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.7 Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: Russian Areas of Study: History, International Studies
Program Type: Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Language Prerequisite: Yes Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Program Description:

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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