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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 enter Russia and the director of the program will assist with the process.

The program will provide cell phones.

There will be internet access in dormitories.

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

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

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short essay 
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU and first semester transfer students.

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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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)

RUS 490: Special Studies: Russian Culture (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.