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Semester Abroad Program in Russian Language and East European Studies

“Learn Russian in the EU” offers Semester Abroad Program in Russian language and East European studies (Russian as foreign language), hosted by the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Daugavpils University.

For a semester abroad program Daugavpils University will award 30 ECTS credits, which is the equivalent of 15 US university credits. Please contact your academic advisor regarding all aspects of DU/ECTS credits approval by your home university and make sure you know all requirements and restrictions. ECTS credit acceptance entirely depends on your home university.

The program is provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels. Minimum required enrollment for each level is 4 students.

The program contains the following parts:

  • A core “Russian as a Foreign Language” module (15 ECTS credits), taught in groups. This module is shared with the program “Russian Language, Literature and Culture”. 
  • East European, Baltic, post-Soviet studies module (9 ECTS credits)taught in groups English and/or Russian.
  • Elective courses in East European, Baltic, post-Soviet studies (6 ECTS credits), which will be taught in groups or in one-on-one setting, depending on the students’ course choices. These courses will be taught in English and/or Russian at student’s choice.
  • Tutors from the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics will provide 15 academic hours of one-on-one consultations on the topics of each student’s individual interests.

 

ECTS credits

Russian language, in a group 15
East European Studies in a group 9
Elective courses in East European Studies 6
Total 30

Program costs

Participation confirmation 100 Euro (non-refundable)
Program Fee

Tuition fee

Housing fee (host family)

 

5800 Euro

2400 Euro

PROGRAM TOTAL: 8200 Euro

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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.

COURSES INCLUDED

RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 15 ECTS credits

Enrollment is available to groups of different proficiency goals

EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES – 9 ECTS credits

EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES – ELECTIVE COURSES – 6 ECTS credits

Course syllabi are available here.

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