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Vilnius, Lithuania

Program Description

The JMU Russian program in Vilnius is a unique opportunity to study the Russian language of any level. This 4-week study abroad program is located in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The program provides a deep language immersion experience taught by Vilnius University which is a public research university. It is the oldest university in the Baltic states, and one of the oldest and most famous in Northern Europe.
Students will immerse into the culture by living near the school and will have an opportunity to explore the region on excursions.

Vilnius is the cultural, educational, financial and political center of the country and known for its spectacular Old Town and unique architecture. Russian and Lithuanian are the predominant languages of the city.

Students will Study Russian language at Vilnius State University.

Location Description

The program will take place in in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city. It is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second biggest city of the Baltic States. The city is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.


Elena Vasilyeva | | Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures


Students will be in shared double rooms in guest house/hostel. Housing accommodations are centrally located within walking distance to Vilnius University.

Students will be allocated a weekly meal stipend that will cover approximately 14 meals per week.

Additional Items to Consider

Visas are not required.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to all class levels including Graduate students

Open to all majors

Application Process

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

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director may be required
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

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


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 and Written Communication (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.


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