Program Details (Spring Track Intensive Russian)

Program details

Study Russian in Russian-speaking Riga, Latvia!


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 and the Baltics:

  • Riga old city 

  • Soviet-era nuclear bunker 

  • Courland (Kemeri bog walk; Open-Air Museum; Kuldige) 

  • Gauja National Park area and Sigulda castle 

  • Art Nouveau Riga 

  • 3 day trip to Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Roundtable with university students

  • Break during local midsummer holiday of Ligo

Excursions highlight the multicultural heritage of the area, as well as the Soviet experience. Exact excursions subject to change. All except the roundtable can be done in English or Russian.


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


  • Program fee – $5900. With early bird discount -- $5400 (application by Jan. 15). Fee includes homestay with daily breakfast and dinner, cultural excursions, including Vilnius trip, insurance, books, airport pickup. Price excludes tuition and airfare. 

  • Nine credits tuition (out-of-state students pay in-state tuition) 

  • Application fee – $250 

The first installment of the program fee ($3000) will be due on March 15. 

The final installment ($2900 or $2400) will be due on April 15.