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  • Locations: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Program Terms: 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 Business Internship in Bishkek
- The Language of Business -

Russian Business Internships delivers intensive, business-focused Russian lessons, professional experience in Central Asia, and a resume-building research project. Internships are individually placed based on current availability as well as the student's experience and goals.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

- Curriculum -

RS-100/200/300 Russian Language Study 
Courses offered at six different levels, from beginning to advanced. For more information see SRAS's suggested syllabi for beginning (100), intermediate (200), and advanced (300). Intermediate and advanced students will focus partially on business Russian.
Academic Hours:  Fall, Spring: 192  Summer: 120

RS-101: Culture Lab
Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest.

RS-410: Business Internship
Students chose between two categories: 1) Sales and Marketing and 2) Finance and Operations (see below for details and requirements). Specific placements within these categories depend on current availability. Actual duties and hours may vary according to the needs of the host company.

RS-411: Business Research
The student will write a 10-15 page paper (TNR, double-spaced, one-inch margins) on a subject related to any aspect of business in Russia. Actual subject and methodology will be discussed and approved in advance. Papers are due 30 days after the end of the internship.

- SRAS has placed internships at the following:

Alinga Consulting Group
Emerging Markets Group
RUSSOFT  (read an interview with a former intern)

*Partial list. 

For more information, and to apply, click here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.