Language for Business and Technology: Russia

Program Contact

Stuart Goldberg
sg185 [at] gatech.edu
404-894-9251
Swann 318

Program Links

Description

Study Russian in Riga, Latvia and St. Petersburg, Russia! Nothing impacts your language abilities like time spent in-country, living with a Russian-speaking family. The program includes:

  • Nine weeks of intensive Russian courses (3rd-year or 4th-year level) in Riga, Latvia and St. Petersburg, Russia (Project GO participants will complete the second portion of the program in Vilnius, Lithuania, instead of St. Petersburg).
  • Course on Contemporary Russia taught in English by top specialists in International Affairs and Economics.  Final paper in Russian based on research in Russian newspapers.
  • Homestays with Russian-speaking families, including breakfast and dinner.
  • Partial LANGUAGE PLEDGE: only Russian with homestay families, teachers, staff and students of host instituations, and program director; except to resolve administrative issues or in case of emergency.
  • Cultural program in and around Riga and St. Petersburg, multi-day trip to Moscow.

Please see the LBAT Russia Program Flyer for more details.

Location

Riga, Latvia, and St. Petersburg, Russia  (Project GO participants will spend the entire program in Riga, Latvia).

Dates

May 14 - June 13, 2018 (Riga) 

June 13 - July 15, 2018 (St. Petersburg or Riga)

Host Institution

  • Riga: Baltic Centre for Professional Training
  • St. Petersburg: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

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

Russian Spring Track program available for beginner students

Prerequisites

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

Cost

  • The Program Fee is $3800.  Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Moscow trip, visa, insurance, ground transportation, books, airport pickup on May 13, 14, or 15
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 9 credit hours tuition, international airline tickets, independent ground transportation and meals

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.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

TBD