Russian as a Second Language
Intensive, Immersive, Adventures
This Program is Available in: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Bishkek, and Kiev
Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program packages are designed for flexibility to suit almost any need or lifestyle. Study for a week or a year. Choose the bustling streets of Moscow or the rugged hills of Kyrgyzstan. Take advanced courses or start with the basics. Home Stays and TORFL Testing are optionally available. With SRAS, it's all up to you.
For more information, and to apply, click here.
RS-100/200/300 Russian Language Study
Courses offered at six different levels, from beginning to advanced.
Academic Hours: Fall, Spring: 300 Summer I/II: 160/120
RS-101: Culture Lab
Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest.
Optional: RS-103/203/303: Intensive Russian Tutoring
Six optional, intensive hours of individual tutoring per week customized to your level and needs. Not available in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
Academic Hours: Fall, Spring: 90 Summer I/II: 42/30
For more information, and to apply, click here.
- Program available in the following locations -
St. Petersburg (SPbGU)
Russia's cultural capital! Galleries, music, and theatre from classical to cutting edge.
See also: Arts and Museums in Russia, The Russian Psyche
Lake Baikal, trails, and oil pipelines have made this Russia's environmental capital.
See also: Siberian Studies
Where the Russian, Chinese, and Japanese cultures and economies meet.
See also: The Russian Far East
Learn Russian and understand Central Asia in this former Soviet regional capital.
See also: Central Asian Studies
Where Russia's political and economic power is concentrated and exuded.
See also: Russian Studies Abroad
The capital of Ukraine and former Orange revolution.
See also: Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space
WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE?
An Affiliate is a partner organization that is evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Affiliates offer classes in both English and the host language. You may take classes with other U.S. students, international students, or students from the host country. Many affiliates provide special services such as visa support, housing, cultural excursions, and on-site staffing to help you navigate your host country.
APPLYING TO AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM
- Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships. You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
- Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program. These Applications can be completed at the same time.
- U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
- Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
- Commit to your U of U Application. You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
- Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
- Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.
ACADEMICS & ACCOMMODATION
DATES & TRANSPORTATION
- TENTATIVE dates are listed above. Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
- You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
- Do not purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
This Program is eligible for the Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above. Some Programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Click here to learn more about the Global U Program.
- Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators.
- You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major.
- You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.
LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK
Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program. Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application. Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.