Spring Track Intensive Russian



The Georgia Tech “Spring Track” program addresses the needs of students who did not begin their Russian study in fall of Freshman year. “Spring Track” quickly integrates students into the Russian program through a combination of on-campus study and summer intensive study while living in Riga, Latvia and St. Petersburg, Russia with Russian-speaking families.

Students enroll in RUSS 1001 for Spring semester. In summer, participants in the program spend nine weeks taking a total of nine credits (three semesters) of Russian in Riga and Moscow. The courses use the same textbooks and cover the same topics as on-campus RUSS 1002, 2001, and 2002, but combine this with an immersion environment. Returning students are ready to jump into RUSS 3001, just eight months after beginning Russian study! A minor or additional study abroad and internships are just around the corner.

The program includes:

  • 16+ hrs. per week intensive in-class Russian study in a small classroom setting.
  • Homestays with Russian-speaking families, including breakfast and dinner.
  • Cultural program in and around Riga and St. Petersburg, multi-day trip to Moscow.

Please see the Russia Spring Track Program Flyer for more details.


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


  • May 10 - June 10, 2020 (Riga) 
  • June 10 - July 12, 2020 (St. Petersburg or Riga)

Host Institution

  • Riga:  Baltic Center for Educational and Academic Development
  • St. Petersburg: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University


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

Courses and Credits

  • RUSS 1692: Intensive Elementary Russian II
  • RUSS 2691: Intensive Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS 2692: Intensive Intermediate Russian II

Total credits: 9


RUSS 1001 in the semester immediately preceding the program; otherwise RUSS 1002. Russian LBAT available for more advanced students. 


  • The Program Fee is $4500.  Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Moscow trip, visa, insurance, transportation between sites and for the cultural program, books, airport pickup on May 9 or 10.
  • 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


Quick Links

Program Contact

Stuart Goldberg
Swann 318

Program Links