Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program (UNH)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018 (early application); February 2019 (final deadline)

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire

What is the program?                       

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site. 

4 Week and 8 Week Programs

 4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 23-June 25.

8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by Language Link.Tentative program dates: May 23-July 23.

Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.)

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

How do I apply or learn more?

Find program details and application instructions online at  https://cola.unh.edu/center-study-abroad/programs/russia-summer-study-abroad

Contact Arna Bronstein, Associate Professor Russian and Program Director (arna.bronstein@unh.edu) or Ekaterina Burvikova, Resident Director (ekaterina.burvikova@unh.edu) or James Parsons, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator (James.Parsons@unh.edu