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  • Locations: Irkutsk, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.
Fall 2021 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Russian Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Education, Culture, & Society, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, Languages & Literature, University Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Pre-decision & Post-decision Steps, Travel Health Clearance
Program Description:

Irkutsk: Language and Environment


Language and the environment are both issues of global importance. Irkutsk provides an exceptionally intensive and immersive experience to study both.

Russian as a Second Language forms the core of this program. During the academic year choose between a study of the Environmental History of Russia or more language electives.

 

Curriculum - summer -

RS-100/200/300/400 Russian Language Study
Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics.
Summer I (10 weeks): 200 hours; Summer II (8 weeks): 160 hours; Summer III (6 weeks): 120 hours.

Curriculum - spring/fall -

RS-100/200/300/400: Russian Language Study
Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics.
Academic hours: 300

Choose one of the following two tracks:

Individual Language Study
Use these individual hours to develop your language further. Focus on specific aspects, terminology, translation, literature, and more. These hours may be additionally used for individual courses in Buryat language and ethnology.
Academic hours: 60

The Environmental History of Russia
Overview of the driving and problematic questions that have informed modern environmental science. Sample materialist, literary, and culturally-oriented contributions to Russia's nascent field of environmental history. Discuss abundant first-hand accounts and literature covering nomadic, agricultural, military, entrepreneurial, and industrial pursuits; monumental Soviet environmental transformations and catastrophes; and how the natural world has figured in shaping and representing identities in tsarist Russia, the USSR, and modern Russia.
Academic hours: 56

Other options

Students with upper intermediate (B2) and above may select one to three electives on a wide range of subjects including specialized language courses as well as history, ethnology and folklore, classic literature, modern literature, and comparative development. The second and third elective, if chosen, will replace an equal number of language study hours. Contact us for a full list of electives available.

 

For more information, and to apply, click here.