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Virtual study abroad: selected academic courses in the Russian language and culture

“Learn Russian in the EU” designed this 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 find available Daugavpils University academic courses and their syllabi in the Online 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. All teaching will be in Russian.

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

Program features:

  • Each course awards ECTS credits at Daugavpils University (1 US credit = 2 ECTS).
  • “Learn Russian in the EU” recommends the total semester coursework ordered through this program should not exceed 28 ECTS (14 US university credits).
  • Synchronous online instruction using Zoom.
  • Teaching will be delivered one-on-one or in a group of up to 6 students.
  • All courses taught in Russian.
  • Optional services can be added upon ordering at least one Daugavpils University course:
    • One-on-one peer communication practice.
    • Interactive virtual excursions.

Enrollment in Daugavpils University:

  • Students will enroll in Daugavpils University.
  • The enrollment will require filling an application form, uploading a passport scan and a proof of current enrollment from the home university.
  • Further “Learn Russian in the EU” instructions will be provided after receiving the program application.

Class schedule:

  • Lessons and activities will run Monday-Friday. We plan to start the classes after 16:00 Latvian time (14:00 London time /9:00 am US Eastern Time).
    During the acceptance process, we will try to reasonably adjust the class time considering the students’ time zones and preferences.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate, graduate student, working professional.
  • At least two years of university-level Russian language are required, depending on the program level.
  • All applicants are required to submit the Russian language placement test upon applying to the program.
  • Online oral interview will be scheduled prior to the program start.

Program dates:

  • Start date Monday, September 14, 2020.
  • End date Friday, December 18, 2020.

Logistics:

  • “Learn Russian in the EU” uses a proprietary Learning Management System to handle all management tasks.
  • Upon receiving the application and the Russian language placement test, we will
    • send the student an acceptance confirmation letter;
    • create a student account at students.learnrussianineu.com, which will provide access to student profile, course information, class schedule with Zoom links, homework assignments, and more;
    • send the participation confirmation invoice;
    • provide detailed instructions on further steps.
  • After receiving the participation confirmation fee, we will email the tuition fee invoice.
  • The orientation meeting will be scheduled on Friday, September 11, 2020.
  • After completion of the course, we will send the Daugavpils University academic transcript to the address specified by the student.

Technology:

  • We use Zoom as the online teaching platform.
  • “Learn Russian in the EU” uses a proprietary Learning Management System to handle all management tasks. All students will have personal accounts in the LMS.
  • Student account provides access to the student profile, course information, and class schedule with Zoom links, homework assignments, and more.
  • We highly recommend using a desktop computer or a laptop for remote lessons. Using a tablet or smartphone is less convenient and may worsen your learning experience. Screen size matters in online classes.
  • Your device should be equipped with a camera, microphone and audio output (speakers, headset).

Fees and payments:

Participation confirmation (non-refundable) 60.00 Euro
Tuition fee, depending on the selected course:
1.5 ECTS / 0.75 US credits course 365.00 Euro
3 ECTS / 1.5 US credits course 730.00 Euro
6 ECTS / 3 US credits course 1460.00 Euro
Fees for optional services:
One-on-one peer communication practice 10.00 Euro/ac.hour
Interactive virtual excursions 20.00 Euro
  • We accept credit card payments via PayPal Credit Card Processing (PayPal service fees apply) or bank wire transfers.
  • We allow split payment for the program:
    • 60% of the tuition fee have to be paid before the program begins;
    • the remaining 40% of the tuition fee can be paid by October 20, 2020.

Application:

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