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Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)


Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir


Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year


Aug-Dec; Aug-June; Jan-June; June-Aug

Minimum Education

High School

Subject Areas

  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Culture
  • Foreign Language
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Russian & East European Studies
  • Social Sciences

Cost in US$:

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Program Fees Include:

- visa/registration processing
- pre-departure orientation
- in-country orientation
- tuition
- housing
- most meals
- local excursions
- health insurance

Experience Required


    Eligibility: the equivalent of four semesters of university-level Russian instruction; must be 18 to apply.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 2-6

Scholarships are Available

Scholarships are available through the U.S. Dept. of State Title VIII (graduate students) and American Councils' Outbound Scholarship Fund (all applicants). Scholarships are also often available through your home university and federal programs such as Boren and Gilman. Additionally, university financial aid packages are often applicable to American Councils programs. Contact us and/or your study abroad office for additional details.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is

3-6 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network