The worldwide pandemic has required us to reimagine the LBAT experiences we offer students. Programs that advertise for 2021 will have a go/no go date and, in the case that international travel should be impossible, will offer a virtual study abroad option as a backup. Please check the program website regularly for updates/announcements on our 2021 programming.

Language for Business and Technology: Russian


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Stuart Goldberg
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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 in 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, multi-day trip to Cracow, Poland. All excursions are led in Russian.


Riga, Latvia


May 31 - July 31

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 available for beginner students. 


  • The Program Fee is $4500.  Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Cracow trip, insurance, books, airport pickup on May 29, 30 or 31.
  • 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 31, 2021. 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.

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