• Learn Russian in the European Union

2023 Winter, 2023 Spring, and 2023/2024 Academic Year Undergraduate Russian Study Abroad Programs  

Learn Russian in the European Union is accepting applications for the following in-person Russian study abroad programs:

  • 2023 Winter
  • 2023 Spring semester
  • 2023 Fall semester
  • 2024 Spring semester

All programs are hosted at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia. Undergraduate credits will be awarded at Daugavpils University.

Students can apply for semester abroad programs:

Each semester program gives up to 30 ECTS (15 US) credits.


Dates for the study abroad programs:

2023 Winter (6 ECTS credits)

  • Application deadline                                      November 21, 2022.
  • Start date                                                       December 28, 2022.
  • End date                                                        January 13, 2023.

2023 Spring semester (30 ECTS credits)

  • Application deadline                                      December 1, 2022.
  • Optional pre-semester Russian                     January 16, 2023
  • Semester start date                                       January 30, 2023.
  • End date                                                        May 19, 2023.

2023 Fall semester (30 ECTS credits)

  • Application deadline                                      July 31, 2023.
  • Optional pre-semester Russian                     August 21, 2023.
  • Semester start date                                       September 4, 2023.
  • End date                                                        December 22, 2023.

2024 Spring semester (30 ECTS credits)

  • Application deadline                                      December 1, 2023.
  • Optional pre-semester Russian                    January 22, 2024.
  • Semester start date                                       February 5, 2024.
  • End date                                                        May 24, 2024.

Download the Preparations checklist and timeline


2023 Winter Program

We offer this intensive program to students willing to boost their Russian in a short period. The program will be very efficient for students with at least three full semesters of university Russian.
Students can earn 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in the Russian language. The program will also include content lectures on different aspects of Russian and Baltic culture, traditions, history, and present, all provided in adjusted Russian.

Learn more about the Winter Program

2023 Winter Program draft schedule

Apply for the 2023 Winter Program now! 


Optional pre-semester intensive Russian course

Learn Russian in the EU invites students to attend an optional pre-semester Russian course in order to brush-up their language skills before starting the academic program.

This course precedes the semester program and is provided in-person. It should help students strengthen communication skills, extend active vocabulary, and refresh grammar. The pre-semester course gives no academic credits.

All pre-semester Russian-courses include:

  • 40-60 lessons in groups at different levels, as well as 8-12 individual sessions with native communication tutors.
  • Lodging in a Russian-speaking host family with breakfast and dinner.
  • No academic credit.

We will finalize the pre-semester course details and costs at least 6-8 weeks before the course start.


Entering Latvia and official regulations:


    1. Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Citizens of the USA, the European Union and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa. The official information is available at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs page.


  1. Official information: