Program Details (Spring Track Intensive Russian)

Study Russian in Russian-speaking Riga, Lavia and the ever-vibrant city of St. Petersburg!


16+ hrs. per week intensive in-class Russian study in a small classroom setting.

  • "Intensive Elementary Russian II" (3 credits, RUSS 1692)
  • "Intensive Intermediate Russian I" (3 credits, RUSS 2961)
  • "Intensive Intermediate Russian II" (3 credits, RUSS 2962)

Cultural Program

In and around Riga:

  • Riga old city
  • Courland (Kemeri bog walk; Open-Air Museum at the Juglas lake; Livonian castle; Kuldige)
  • Wooden Riga (outlying and poorer areas, museum of wooden Riga; Riga market)
  • Gauja National Park area and Sigulda castle
  • Riga Russian Drama Theater
  • 2 day trip to Vilnius, Lithuania, (for project GO participants only)
  • 4 day trip to Cracow, Poland, (for project GO participants only)

Excursions highlight the multicultural heritage of these areas, as well as the Russian and Soviet experience.

In and around Petersburg:

  • City tour
  • Hermitage
  • Peterhof
  • Kunstkamera

In and around Moscow:

  • Moscow, Kremlin
  • Tretyakov Gallery
  • Cosmos Museum
  • Victory Park
  • Romanov Chambers

Exact excursions subject to change.


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


  • Program fee – $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. Price excludes tuition and airfare.
  • Nine credits tuition (out-of-state students pay in-state tuition)
  • Non-refundable application fee – $250

The first installment of the program fee ($2250) will be due on March 1.

The final installment ($2250) will be due on April 1.

Payments are non-refundable.