Language for Business and Technology: Russian

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Stuart Goldberg
stuart.goldberg@modlangs.gatech.edu
404-894-9251
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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 newspapers.
  • 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. All excursions are led in Russian.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Dates

May 23, 2022 - July 23, 2022

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 $4650.  Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Vilnius trip, insurance, books, airport pickup on May 21, 22 or 23.
  • 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. The program has a "go/no-go" date of March 1, 2022. Nothing will be expended by the program before this date. If a student withdraws from the program after the "go/no-go" decision-making window, the student may be responsible for payment of up to all fees.
 

Informational Meetings

TBD

COVID and Travel

Program participants are required to follow all laws and regulations of the host country and host institution. This includes all regulations related to coronavirus mitigation strategies.

On September 1, new regulations for travelers entering Latvia went into effect. The new regulations permit vaccinated travelers who can present either a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) paper vaccine certificate, an interoperable digital EU certificate (either in an electronic smart device or printed out), or a vaccination certificate issued in specific other countries including the EU, the EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom to enter Latvia for nonessential purposes without a negative COVID test or requiring self-isolation. Please visit the U.S. Embassy in Latvia for more information related to COVID-19.

The landscape of coronavirus regulations is constantly shifting. If due to vaccination status a student cannot enter the EU, misses a significant portion of the program for mandatory self-isolation, or cannot participate in elements of the program there will be no refund of fees.