Learn Russian in the EU: Daugavpils, Latvia - Semester Abroad Program in Russian Language and East European Studies

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This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at majors in history, politics, culture, and international relations who are studying Russian as a foreign language.  The program is hosted at Daugavpils University.  The program includes i... read more

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My language skills improved a lot. I think it was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained an incredible appreciation for Eastern European culture and a deeper understanding of what drives their view of the world. I also learned about their history, political systems, and traditions. It was the greatest half-year of my life. - United States Military Academy View Entire Review

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This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at majors in history, politics, culture, and international relations who are studying Russian as a foreign language.  The program is hosted at Daugavpils University.  The program includes intensive Russian language study at different target proficiency levels, as well as elective courses in East European studies.  In East European studies, the language of instruction varies from English/Russian mix up to Russian-only, depending on the students’ preferences and abilities.  Undergraduate students can enroll for one semester or two consecutive semesters of study.  Daugavpils University will award up to 30 European Credit Transfer (ECTS) credits, the equivalent of 15 US university credits, per semester.  Citizens of the United States, Canada, European Union, and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa. 


Program features:



  • Two study modules – A. Russian as a Foreign Language and B. Eastern European Studies.

  • Diverse elective course options in Eastern European studies, history, culture, political science, and etc.

  • Russian language instruction provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.

  • Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families.

  • Native Russian-speaking student communication partners.

  • Excursions, field trips, cultural and athletic activities.

  • Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, a local mobile phone, and a full orientation.

  • Optional guided trips to Russia or Belarus are possible. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.

  • Full linguistic and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.

  • Full-time in-country support.





Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Russian
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Russian
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Russian Language, Literature
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Year Founded:
2004
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