Language for Business and Technology: Russian

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Stuart Goldberg
stuart.goldberg@modlangs.gatech.edu
404-894-9251
Swann 318

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Description

Study Russian in Riga, Latvia. The program includes:

  • Nine weeks of intensive Russian courses (3rd-year or 4th-year level) in Riga, Latvia.
  • Course on Contemporary Russian history, politics, and economics with lectures by local specialist in English. Discussions and final paper in Russian based on research in Russian-language media.
  • Homestays with native Russian-speaking families, including breakfast and dinner.
  • Partial LANGUAGE PLEDGE: only Russian with homestay families, teachers, staff and student helpers of host institution, and program director; except to resolve administrative issues or in case of emergency.
  • Cultural program in and around Riga and the Baltics.
    • Riga old city

    • Soviet-era nuclear bunker

    • Courland (Kemeri bog walk; Open-Air Museum at the Juglas lake; Livonian castle; Kuldige)

    • Gauja National Park area and Sigulda castle

    • Art Nouveau Riga

    • 3 day trip to Vilnius, Lithuania

    • Roundtable with students

    • Break during local midsummer holiday of Ligo

    • Excursions highlight the multicultural heritage of the area, as well as the Soviet experience. Exact excursions are subject to change. All are led in Russian.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Dates

June 5, 2023 - August 5, 2023

Host Institution

  • Baltic Center for Educational and Academic Development

Accommodations

All students stay in individual homestays with Russian-speaking families.

Courses

Third-Year:

  • RUSS 3691: Advanced Intensive Russian 
  • RUSS 3692: Advanced Reading and Composition: Current Affairs, Business, Science and Technology 
  • RUSS 3695: Contemporary Russia 

Total Credits: 9

Fourth-Year:

  • RUSS 4692: Advanced Intensive Russian II 
  • RUSS 4693: Advanced Intensive Russian III 
  • RUSS 3695: Contemporary Russia 

Total Credits: 9

Prerequisites

At least two prior years of Russian language courses. Russian Spring Track program available for beginner students. 

Cost

  • The Program Fee is $5900.  With early bird discount -- $5400 (application by Jan. 15). Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Vilnius trip, insurance, books, airport pickup on June 4 or 5.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 9 credit hours tuition, international airline tickets, local ground transportation, lunches and some meals during travel.

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. Nothing will be expended by the program prior to February 28, 2023. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for payment of up to all fees.
 

Informational Meetings

TBD