• Learn Russian in the European Union

2023 Winter Program

This intensive short-term program will help boost practical communication skills, extend active vocabulary, refine grammar, and discover Russian and Latvian culture features and traditions.

The program includes:

  • Intensive language study and full Russian language immersion in the largest Russian-speaking city of the European Union;
  • 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in Russian at Daugavpils University;
  • Several content lectures on different aspects of Russian and Baltic culture, traditions, history, and present, all provided in Russian.
  • Homestay in a Russian-speaking host family with breakfast and dinner;
  • Cultural program (Russian Orthodox Christmas, Mark Rothko Art Center, Russian steamhouse, and other events);
  • Optional trip to the capital city of Riga – the historic birthplace of Christmas Tree;
  • Airport pick-up and transfer;
  • Local insurance.

Dates:

    • Application deadline – November 21, 2022
    • Program fee payment – December 9, 2022
    • Arrival in Latvia – December 27, 2022
    • The first day of classes – December 28, 2022
    • The last day of classes – January 13, 2023
    • Transfer to Riga for departure – January 14, 20232023 Winter Program draft schedule

Entry requirements and documents:

  • Passport scan;
  • Daugavpils University application;
  • Current enrollment verification (a letter from the home university or the Department confirming at least three full semesters of university Russian);
  • Host family placement form;
  • Health Declaration;
  • US citizens need no visa to enter Latvia.

All paperwork will be handled through a student account opened in our internal IT system.

Program Costs

Participation Confirmation Fee 100 Euro (non-refundable)

Program Fee

Tuition 1580 Euro
Excursions, cultural program 135 Euro
Lodging in a Russian host family 600 Euro
Registration, transfers, insurance 220 Euro
PROGRAM TOTAL: 2535 Euro

Valid for the 2023 Winter Program.

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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 Russian Language, Literature and Culture – 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