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Semester Abroad Program in Russian Language and Political Science

This customized semester-long program is targeted to Political Science, Security Studies, and International Relations majors who are studying Russian as a foreign language. The program includes intensive Russian- language study at different target proficiency levels as well as elective courses in political science presented either in English or in Russian.

The program is offered by Daugavpils University’s Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics, in cooperation with other relevant administrative areas at the university.

Daugavpils University will award up to 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits – the equivalent of 15 US university credits. 15 of these ECTS credits with be earned in Russian language, courses while the other 15 will be earned in political science.

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

The program contains the following parts:

  • 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.
  • 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 trip to Russia or Belarus. 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, in a group 15
Elective Courses in Political Science 15
Total 30

Program Costs

Participation Confirmation Fee 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 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

COURSES OFFERED

RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 15 ECTS credits

Enrollment is available to groups of different proficiency goals

POLITICAL SCIENCE *

Contemporary Political Theory
Political Relations (science) in the European Union
Political Science
Political Socialization and Political Processes Modeling
Guidelines of the European Union
Political System in the European Union
European Studies in Trans-Border Perspective: The East European and Baltic Region
East European Cultural Relations and Integration Studies
Country studies (Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland)
NATO Russia Relations and Baltic States Defence Policy
Nuclear Weapons in Foreign and Defence Policy in the 21st Century

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.

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