Study Abroad: Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty)

Deadline for application: February 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for summer 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.


Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;

Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;

15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;

Housing with carefully-vetted host families;

U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);

Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;

Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.


Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is February 15, 2018. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.