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  • Locations: Moscow, 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, Architecture, Art History, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, European Studies, Film, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Russian Literature, Sociology, Theater Studies 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.

Moscow is the center of Russian cultural and political life. Whether spotting Lenin's ghost in Red Square, exploring neighborhood boutiques, or sampling authentic Georgian cuisine, Moscow offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Students should know, however, that studying in Moscow, with its nine million residents, imper­sonal attitude, and huge crowds in the metro, is not the typical "Russian" experience they might be expecting. As the ease of transitioning into such a large city can be overestimated, Moscow is best suited for students with strong language skills and prior experience in Russia.


Students primarily take their courses at the Middlebury center in Russian language, literature, and culture, with content seminars, "spetskursy", focusing on economics, politics, history, and regional studies. Middlebury's host institution, the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), offers a full range of courses in the humanities and social sciences.


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.