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Academic Year/Semester Study Abroad Program in Russian Language and East European Studies

This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at majors in history, politics, culture, and international relations who are studying Russian as a foreign language. The program is hosted at Daugavpils University.

The program includes intensive Russian language study at different target proficiency levels, as well as elective courses in East European studies. In East European studies, the language of instruction varies from English/Russian mix up to Russian-only, depending on the students’ preferences and abilities.

Undergraduate students can enroll for one semester or two consecutive semesters of study.

Daugavpils University will award up to 30 European Credit Transfer (ECTS) credits, the equivalent of 15 US university credits, per semester.

Citizens of the United States, Canada, European Union, and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa.

Program features:

  • Two study modules – A. Russian as a Foreign Language and B. Eastern European Studies.
  • Diverse elective course options in Eastern European studies, history, culture, political science, and etc.
  • Russian language instruction provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families.
  • Native Russian-speaking student communication partners.
  • Excursions, field trips, cultural and athletic activities.
  • Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, a local mobile phone, and a full orientation.
  • Optional guided trips to Russia or Belarus are possible. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.
  • Full linguistic and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.
  • Full-time in-country support.

 

ECTS credits

Russian Language 15
Standard Courses in East European Studies 9
Elective Courses 6
Total 30

Typical Program Costs

Participation Confirmation Fee 100 Euro (non-refundable)

Program Fee

Tuition and fees for the program 5650 Euro
Host family lodging, half board 2640 Euro
Books, copies, materials 140 Euro
Local transportation 140 Euro
Insurance 90 Euro
PROGRAM TOTAL: 8660 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 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

SAMPLE COURSES

RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 15 ECTS credits

Elective East European Studies – 15 ECTS credits

Full Course Catalog is 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.

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