Study Russian language and culture in the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk or Vladivostok or in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 1990, SRAS began working with Moscow State University to further develop and promote several of their study abroad programs. SRAS expanded soon after, developing and promoting programs across Eurasia that maximize what the institution and location can offer students of a wide range of subjects.
Students will study in the Russian as a Second Language program which focuses on language and culture coursework. Russian language courses are offered at six different levels, from beginning to advanced. For more information, see SRAS's course outlines for each language level: beginning (100), intermediate (200), and advanced (300). Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest. See more information about the Culture Lab programs at each location: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bishkek, Vladivostok and Irkutsk.
Students live in dormitory housing or in home stays in all program locations in Russia. Home stays are arranged at an additional cost to the base housing fees (average about $200-$300 per week, depending on meal options students select).
This program is available during the fall or spring semester. Fall semester begins in early September and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in early February and ends in late-May.
Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for a detailed explanation of the cost of each program. Housing costs will be paid directly to SRAS. Meals vary depending on the type of housing option selected by the student.