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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • 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

Study Russian in Russia, Ukraine, or Kyrgyzstan

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 interest. 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. Full summer programs can be combined with seminars and adventures ranging from business courses to horse trekking. With SRAS, it's all up to you.


RS-100/200/300/400 Russian Language Study  
  • Small, intensive classes focuses on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics. Upper level options vary by location and can include literature, film, or specialized language training (political/economic, media, translation).
  • Academic Hours:  Fall, Spring: 300*  Summer early/late/full: 160/120/200*
RS-101: Culture Lab
  • Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest. Syllabi available for: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bishkek, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, and Kiev. 
Optional: RS-103/203/303: Intensive Russian Tutoring
  • Take optional, intensive hours of individual tutoring customized to your level and needs. Additional cost varies by location. Contact SRAS for more information.
Optional Summer Seminars
  • Customise your full summer program with these optional seminars to learn even more about Russia or Central Asia! Note that these seminars will take place within the same timeframe as the full summer RSL. General dates are listed below for your information. RSL must be taken in the same location as the seminar. To apply - just sign up for a full summer of RSL in the appropriate location and send your SRAS representative a note saying that you want the add-on package! 

This program is currently not accepting applications.