• Study Russian abroad in Daugavpils, Latvija
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Semester Abroad Programs

“Learn Russian in the EU” offers customized semester abroad programs specifically designed for students studying the Russian language and specializing in different subjects. These programs are 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

  • Two study modules – A. Russian as a Foreign Language and B. Russian Literature and Culture.
  • Diverse elective course options in Russian Literature and Culture.

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Russian Language and East European Studies

  • Two study modules – A. Russian as a Foreign Language and B. Eastern European Studies.
  • Diverse elective course options in Eastern European Studies.

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Russian Language and Political Science

  • Russian as a Foreign Language Study Module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Diverse elective course options in political science.

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Russian Language and Natural Sciences

  • Russian as a Foreign Language Study Module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Diverse elective course options (theory and laboratory practice) in physics, mathematics, biology, environmental studies, and chemistry.

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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 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits, which is the equivalent of 15 US university credits
Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family

Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family.

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

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.

Safe and comfortable living in Russian-speaking environmen

Programs features

Programm features: Study Abroad at Daugavpils University

Daugavpils University

Daugavpils University (DU) is the foremost academic and research institution in Eastern Latvia. Its Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics has a long tradition of research and instruction in Russian language and literature.

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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: Russia or Belarus

Optional Travel Week: Russia or Belarus

During a designated travel week, students may choose an optional guided tour of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg) or Belarus (Vitebsk, Minsk, Nesvizh, Brest, Grodno). Help with visa applications is provided.

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Optional Travel Week: 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.

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

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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