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  • Locations: Yaroslavl, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Russian Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level instruction with a B average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: Yes
Excursions: Yes Housing Type: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: Yes Advisor: Susan Parsons
Subjects Offered: Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Russian Literature, Sociology Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:

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If there is one thing that remains constant in Russia, it is rapid change. The mental snapshots that students take home from Russia are very different from those they bring with them. Language learning happens in the classroom. Cultural insight happens in places like the home, theater, recital hall, cafeteria, and supermarket.

Yaroslavl, celebrating its millennium anniversary in 2010, has an unmistakable feeling of tradition and history, and its Kremlin walls give this city of 650,000 residents the feel of a small town. Onion-domed churches are at the end of seemingly every street, and its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Russia's first pro­fessional theater company was founded here, and its school of icon and fresco painting competed with the Novgorod and Pskov schools. Yaroslavl's vibrant social life gives it a youthful, energetic feel that blends well with its traditional customs.


Founded in 1908, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (YGPU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia. In addition to twelve regular departments, the university maintains an institute of teacher training, a center for Russian language testing of foreign students, an astronomy society, university museum and botanical gardens.

The School in Russia program at YGPU is coordinated through the Department of International Relations. Instructors at the School in Russia program come from the Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, as well from other institutions of higher education in the city.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2020 05/19/2020
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Russia calendar. Middlebury undergraduates must apply by February 1, 2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.