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Kiev/Moscow Study Abroad Program

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies offers a 6-weeks summer study abroad program in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. Students have an opportunity to earn 9-credit hours studying various aspects of the Russian language and culture. The academic partners are ECHO Eastern Europe International Center of Slavic Studies in Kiev and Moscow State University. This study abroad program accommodates students of different language skill levels - from beginner to advanced. All participants enroll in RUSS2050 Modern Russian Culture. This course offers an overview of Russian culture over the last several decades (taught in English). The cultural part of this immersion program includes several walking excursions in Kiev and Moscow that include but are not limited to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, one of the sacred places for Orthodox Christianity, Pyrogovo, an open air museum of folk architecture and life, the Moscow Kremlin and the Tretyakov Gallery. One of the cultural highlights of this study abroad program is a 2-days trip in Vladimir and Suzdal' - two cities that are part of the Golden Circle of Moscow that is famous for its picturesque sites and numerous Eastern Orthodox architectural masterpieces.


Location Dates Application Deadline Program fee (est. $4300) covers:
Kiev, Ukraine
Moscow, Russia
May 18 - June 28 2014 February 1, 2014
  • accommodations
  • ground transportation
  • most meals
  • international health insurance
  • excursion fees
  • Russian visa fees

For more information see our brochure or contact Dr. Olga Thomason.

Click here for the Russian Study Abroad Applications



KICKLIGHTER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP is offered by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Eligible to apply are German, Russian, and Germanic & Slavic Languages majors or minors. For more information about the Kicklighter Study Abroad Scholarships visit our website

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad. More information about Boren scholarships is available here

Information on other funds may be found on the site of the UGA Office of International Education:

Russian students seeking a study abroad language program may also participate in summer or academic year programs run by other universities and organizations and transfer credits earned to UGA. Following is a selected list of programs that our students have participated in or that are often recommended. There are also many other reputable study abroad programs; for a more complete listing, check the AATSEEL web site . For more information, contact Prof. Keith Langston.


Georgia Tech Moscow Summer Program

Georgia Tech offers a 6-week summer study abroad program in Moscow. Residents of Georgia can use the HOPE Scholarship to pay for tuition.


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a leader in the administration of US government-funded exchanges in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and has operated intensive Russian language programs in Moscow and St. Petersburg since 1976. They offer summer, semester, and year-long programs; students have the option of living with host families or in dormitories.


The Council on International Educational Exchange is one of the largest international education organizations in the world, and has been in existence for about 50 years. CIEE operates summer and semester programs at St. Petersburg State University. Students live in dormitories or with host families (subject to a supplemental fee).

Middlebury College

Offers an academic year program in Russia, in addition to its famous summer language school in Vermont.

*The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and the University of Georgia do not have any formal connection with any of these programs in Russia and cannot bear any responsibility for them. Students are advised to look carefully into all aspects of these programs before participating.

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