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  • Locations: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Program Sponsor: The School of Russian and Asian Studies 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Language of Instruction: English, Russian Host Country Language: Russian
Sponsor: SRAS ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:

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

Irkutsk (IGLU) 
Lake Baikal, trails, and oil pipelines have made this Russia's environmental capital.
See also: Siberian Studies

Vladivostok (VSUES)
Where the Russian, Chinese, and Japanese cultures and economies meet.
See also: The Russian Far East

Bishkek (LSB)
Learn Russian and understand Central Asia in this former Soviet regional capital.
See also: Central Asian Studies

Moscow (MGU)
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

This program is currently not accepting applications.