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Russian in Moscow


Moscow, Russia

Program Description

If you want to come to Russia to learn Russian language, Moscow is the ideal place: - Moscow is the center of Russian business, economical and cultural life - Communication with native speakers - A wide choice of cultural activities: places of interest, theaters, galleries, museums, shopping centers, etc. - Moscow is the heart of the international community of Russia - The School is located in a quiet picturesque place, 5-10 min on foot from the Kremlin It is a unique opportunity to study Russian of any level in Moscow. You will be immersed into the Russian language and culture. There will be educational excursions such as Moscow City Tour, Territory and Cathedrals of Moscow Kremlin, Red Square and famous Armory Museums, Novodevichiy Monastery, Cathedrals Churches and more! Instructional methods include lectures, guided tours, field work, journal assignments and/or papers, tests and exams.

Location Description

Our school, Center for Russian Language and Culture is located in Moscow, Russia, on the Old Arbat street, a unique place in the heart of Moscow, only 5 min on foot from the metro station Arbatskaya. The school is located in the historical and business center of Moscow, close to the Kremlin and other attractions, as well as to the embassies, business centers and the offices of international companies.


Elena Gopienko-Corbin | | Russian, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Accommodations will be provided for through residence halls/dormitories, with students receiving meal stipends.

Additional Items to Consider

Students will need visas to Russia and the director of the program will assist with visas.

The program will provide with cell phones.

There will be an internet accesses at the dormitories or apartments.

Students have a chance to take a class of Russian at any level for a total of 6 credit hours.

This program is targeted towards junior and senior level students minoring in Russian or programs which require foreign language.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • Attend an interview with the program director prior to the application deadline: Elena Gopienko-Corbin | | Russian, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


RUS 111: Intensive Russian I (6 credits)

RUS 212: Intensive Russian II (6 credits)

RUS 300: Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

RUS 320: Russian Oral & Written Communication (3 credits)