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  • Locations: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/17/2025 05/11/2025

** 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 Housing Type(s): Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Russian Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Check with Affiliate
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Independent Options Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Education, Culture, & Society, Languages & Literature
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 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:
Tbilisi: Russian as a Second Language
In Tbilisi, Georgia an intensive and supportive environment for Russian language study is paired with home stay to provide you with an immersive language and cultural experience. Out-of-classroom experiences and special lectures and workshops introduce you to local Georgian identity, history, and current issues in contemporary Georgia. Tbilisi is a very affordable option for study abroad, due to the many inclusions in this program and the generally low cost of living.

Summer RSL in Georgia is held in Batumi.

All SRAS Russian as a Second Language programs aim to immerse you in the language with a combination of classroom hours, peer tutoring, and other out-of-classroom experiences.RUSS 101-102/201-202/301-302-303/401 Russian Language Study
Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics for 20 contact hours per week. Fall/Spring: 280 hours/16 credits

Travel and Cultural Program
The SRAS cultural program in Tbilisi is designed to give you a wide introduction to your city and to Georgia as a whole. We will have a rich program of activities in and arount Tbilisi and travel to other regions of Georgia.Sites/activities in Tbilisi: cooking classs, sulphur baths, city walking tour, bazaar, National Museum, performances

Trips outside Tbilisi (several will be included): Kakheti, Kazbegi, Svaneti, Kutaisi, Batumi, Gori

Optional travel: Azerbaijan, Armenia

Housing and Location
--In Tbilisi you will stay with a host family and provided with two meals per day. Homestays in Tbilisi vary, sometimes housing you with a family and sometimes with a single, older person or couple. In all cases, however, your host(s) will be experienced and ready to include you in coversations and daily life. Home stays are a phenomenal way to boost your Russian language and immerse yourself in the local culture.

--Partner School

Novamova is a private language school founded in 2001. Novamova is a modern school using innovative and immersive teaching methods. The school actively combines intensive classroom training with hands-on, practical usage through conversation partners, various masterclasses, discussion groups, film and literature clubs, and more. Novamova has quickly developed a strong international reputation and partners directly with a number of well-known American universities and educational organizations. Based in Kyiv, NovaMova leads educational programming throughout Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova.


Tbilisi is the ancient capital of Georgia. Georgia was part of the world of the Ancient Greeks, it appears in Greek histories and myths, and the Georgians participated in the same classical humanities. Georgia was one of the world's first Christian kingdoms, having seen many of citizens converted by two of the original apostles, Simon and Andrew, in the first century. Although it has been ruled by Persians, Turks, and Slavs, the Georgians have always maintained a strong, independent orientation and a European identity. Tbilisi is a political, economic, and cultural hub, but is also still easy to navigate and the pace of life is slow enough that people still stop to have conversations with each other. Immerse yourself this summer in this green city rich with history, broad boulevards, and a diverse mix of people.

Transcripts and Credit Transfer
This program is hosted by NovaMova Language School in cooperation with SRAS. The School of Record is Stetson University (Florida, USA).Credit transfer to your home institution is usually possible. A US School of Record means that your program is supported by and documented by an accredited US university, making credit transfer relatively routine.

More information is found on the host organization's program page.



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.


  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships. You can complete Learning Abroad 101 online.
  2. 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 
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. 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!
  4. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.



  • 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.


Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
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.


  • Scholarships and Financial Aid may be available. Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more information.
  • Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to determine if your financial aid and scholarships can be applied to your Learning Abroad program
  • Information about Program Costs, Billing timelines & Due Dates are available to help you plan. 
  • Affiliate Program Fees (non-billable) are established by the Affiliate and are in addition to any fees paid to the University of Utah. These fees are paid in lieu of University of Utah on-campus tuition and housing costs. Click on the homepage link above for more information on Affiliate fees and inclusions.
  • Read the full Withdrawal & Dismissal Penalty Policy before applying.



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.


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.