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Virtual Study Abroad, Fall 2020/Spring 2021

Responding to the pandemic challenges and international travel restrictions, “Learn Russian in the EU” designed full-featured virtual study abroad programs and a set of flexible virtual study abroad components that may be integrated into Russian curriculum at home colleges in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021.

In the spring and summer 2020, “Learn Russian in the EU” provided several successful and feature-rich virtual study abroad programs for our long-time partners in the USA.

Now “Learn Russian in the EU” makes this online study abroad expertise and infrastructure available to all teachers and universities.

We developed these immersive programs for students who can’t attend study abroad program in person, but still are eager to increase Russian language skills and cultural understanding.

Our virtual study abroad programs will be delivered online by “Learn Russian in the EU”/Daugavpils University faculty members from Daugavpils, Latvia.

Russian Language and Cultural Communication

This is a full-featured academic virtual semester abroad program for undergraduate and graduate students specializing in the Russian language, culture, literature, East European studies, international relations, and other academic fields.

The program includes academic courses, individual peer communication tutors, and interactive virtual excursions. Synchronous online instruction will be provided in a group of not more than six students. All teaching is in Russian.

The students will enroll in Daugavpils University and receive 24 ECTS credits (12 US university credits).

For detailed description, please open Virtual study abroad program: Russian language and cultural communication.

Russian Communication and Active Grammar

This is a semester-long virtual study abroad program for university students and working professionals who look for developing proficiency in Russian.

For students on a gap year, this program gives a valuable option to improve future academic results at a fraction of college tuition cost.

The program focuses on advance in comprehension, speaking, active vocabulary development, and cultural understanding. The program includes intensive Russian language course, individual grammar tutoring, individual peer communication tutors, and interactive virtual excursions.

This program is not for university credit.

For detailed description, please open Virtual study abroad program: Russian communication and active grammar.

Selected Academic Courses in the Russian Language and Culture

This is a customized virtual study abroad offer for undergraduate and graduate students specializing in the Russian language, culture, literature, East European studies, international relations, and other academic fields.

Students can pick academic courses from a course catalog and build their own customized online study abroad program. The courses will be provided synchronously in a group of not more than six students or even one-on-one with the professor. All teaching is in Russian.

The students will enroll in Daugavpils University and receive academic credits for each selected course.

For detailed description, please open Virtual study abroad program: selected academic courses in the Russian language and culture.

Virtual study abroad components for international universities

University teachers can greatly improve student motivation, inclusivity, experience, and progress with integrating virtual study abroad components into their Russian courses in Fall 2020/Spring 2021.

“Learn Russian in the European Union” offers a set of flexible and affordable online components that will bring study abroad experience to the Russian language class at the home university.

We invite international teachers and students to enrich their courses by taking advantage of

We use Zoom as the online teaching platform. The standard duration of all online sessions is 45 minutes.

Time difference with Latvia (GMT+3) may narrow the period available for scheduling the activities. For example, our services are generally available for students in the USA from 6:00am to 4:00pm US Eastern Time or for students in the UK from 10:00 to 20:00 London time.

We are ready to discuss the time for the activities and find the most convenient option for all participants.

Please contact us directly and let us know your requirements, preferences, and any other important details.

IMPORTANT:

“Learn Russian in the European Union” works in Daugavpils, Latvia, the most Russian-speaking city in the European Union. Daugavpils was once part of both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and has a remarkable historical legacy tied to Russia and Russian-European relations.

Since 2004, “Learn Russian in the EU” has provided numerous academic semester abroad, summer, and custom-designed programs to universities, service academies, government institutions, and individual graduate and undergraduate students. Our academic for-credit programs are based at Daugavpils University and include Russian language courses as well as courses in literature, culture, history, East European Studies, political science, and STEM.