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Moscow, Russia

Program Description

If you want to come to Russia to learn the Russian language, Moscow is the ideal place: Moscow is the center of Russian business, economic and cultural life. You will have the opportunity to communicate with native speakers and choose between a wide variety of cultural activities and places of interest, such as theaters, galleries, museums, shopping centers, etc. Moscow is the heart of the international community of Russia and the school is located in a quiet picturesque place, 5-10 minutes by 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 the Moscow City Tour, a tour of the Territory and Cathedrals of Moscow Kremlin, Red Square and the 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.

Teachers of Russian are highly qualified specialists in teaching Russian as a foreign language both at Moscow State University and Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.

*Additional Russian courses may be available upon request. 

Location Description

Our school, Center for Russian Language and Culture is located in Moscow, Russia, on Petrovka street, a unique place in the heart of Moscow, only 7 minutes by 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. Moscow is the center of Russian business, economical and cultural life. It also has a thriving international community. You will be able to experience communication with native speakers, and a wide choice of cultural activities and places of interest like theaters, galleries, museums, shopping centers, and more.


Elena Vasilyeva | | Russian, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Students will live in a hotel.

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

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 the hotel.

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.

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COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to all majors and class levels

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 
  • 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: Intermediate Russian (6 credits)

RUS 232 : Intermediate Russian (3 credits)

RUS 300: Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

RUS 315: Phonetics (3 credits)

RUS 400: Advanced Russian Conversation (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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