Language for Business and Technology: Russian



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. 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
    • Cēsis castle and canoeing in Gauja National Park
    • Open-air Ethnographic Museum and Soviet-era nuclear bunker
    • Art Nouveau Riga
    • 3 day trip to Tallinn, Estonia
    • 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.


Riga, Latvia


June 3, 2024 – Aug. 3, 2024

Host Institution

Baltic Center for Educational and Academic Development


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



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

Total Credits: 9


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

Total Credits: 9


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


  • Program fee: $5600 (after the program and School of Modern Languages early-bird discounts for application by Jan. 15; otherwise, $6600). The fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including a Tallinn trip, insurance, books, and airport pickup on June 1-3.
  • The program fee does not include the application fee, 9 credit hours of 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, 2024. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for payment of up to all fees.

Informational Meetings