• Study Russian abroad in Daugavpils, Latvija
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Semester Abroad programs

“Learn Russian in the EU” offers customized semester abroad programs in Russian language and East European area studies, hosted by the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Daugavpils University.

No visa is required to study in Latvia for citizens of the USA, Canada, the European Union, and many other countries.

Program highlights

Our semester abroad programs include two components:

  1. Intensive Russian as a Foreign Language core course (interactive communication skills, grammar, phonetics), taught according to different target proficiency levels.
  2. Subject matter group and elective courses, depending on the selected program: in the Russian language, literature, culture, or in East European studies, Baltic studies, history, physics, biology, math, environmental sciences, and other disciplines.

Russian Language, Literature and Culture

  • Modules “Russian as a Foreign Language” and “Russian literature and culture”.
  • Elective courses in Russian literature and culture.

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Russian Language and East European Studies

  • Modules “Russian as a Foreign Language” and “East European studies”.
  • Elective courses in East European studies.

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Russian Language and Political Science

  • “Russian as a Foreign Language” module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Elective courses in Political Science.

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Russian Language and Natural Sciences

  • “Russian as a Foreign Language” module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Elective courses in Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics.

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Daugavpils University awards 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits, which is the equivalent of 15 US university credits.

Daugavpils University awards academic credits through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family

Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family.

Orientation upon arrival, optional meet-and-greet and airport transfer service

Two-way airport transfer, orientation upon arrival, local mobile phone, and more.

Excursions, field trips, cultural and sports activities.

Excursions, field trips, cultural and sports activities. Optional guided trip to Russia or Belarus

Safe and comfortable living in Russian-speaking environment.

Full language and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.

Programs features

Programm features: Study Abroad at Daugavpils University

Daugavpils University

Daugavpils University is the major academic and research institution
in Eastern Latvia. The Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics
has a long tradition of research and teaching Russian language
and literature to teachers, philologists and linguists.

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Study Abroad at Daugavpils University
Programm features: Withdrawals and refund
Withdrawals and refund

Withdrawals and refund

If due to any reason “Learn Russian in the EU” cancels a semester abroad program, we offer a full refund of all program fee payments received.

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Programm features: Optional Travel Week: going to Russia or Belarus

Optional Travel Week: going to Russia or Belarus

During the Travel Week our students can go to either Russia or Belarus.
For these study trips, a visa to either Russia, or to Belarus will be required.
We help our students with preparing and submitting the visa applications
to the consulates of Russia and Belarus in Daugavpils.

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Optional Travel Week: going to Russia or Belarus
Programm features: Accommodation and meals
Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals

We offer accommodation in Russian-speaking host families
with breakfast and dinner on workdays, three meals on weekends.

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Programm features: Cultural and sports activities

Cultural and sports activities

Daugavpils Theater drama and musical performances in Russian, concerts, festivals, and exhibitions will give you an insight to cultural life of Daugavpils. Our dedicated sports manager will arrange sports events, help you find the best option for your routine exercises, and take you to exciting competitions.

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Cultural and sports activities
Lessons with individual tutors from the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics

Lessons with individual tutors from the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics.

Full-time in-country support.

Full-time in-country support
Native Russian student communication partners from Daugavpils University

Native Russian student communication partners from Daugavpils University.

Local health insurance.

Local health insurance

Full language and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.

Safe and comfortable living in Russian-speaking environment

Daugavpils – the perfect location for Russian study abroad

Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia, is a unique place – a Russian-language enclave and the most Russian city in the European Union.

Students will experience full language immersion and acquire an amazing cultural experience in a city, which was a part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union for centuries, and which has remarkable historical heritage linked to Russia and Russian-European relations. Daugavpils is the perfect place for Russian study abroad programs.

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