Study Abroad: Russian Language, Culture and STEM Programs (Latvia)

Deadline: June 23 (Fall); December 1 (Spring)

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is accepting applications for 2020/2021 Academic Year and 2020 Fall Semester study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University, Latvia.

The following for-credit programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in English/Russian.

American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at American universities.

Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia, is a unique place – a Russian-language enclave and the most Russian city in the European Union. Students will undergo full linguistic immersion and amazing cultural experience in a city that was once part of both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and which has a remarkable historical legacy tied to Russia and Russian-European relations.

Daugavpils University, established in 1921, is Eastern Latvia’s foremost academic and research institution. Daugavpils University has Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs.

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All “Learn Russian in the EU” academic year/semester study abroad programs include:
    – Intensive Russian as a Foreign Language core course, which is taught at Intermediate, Advanced or Superior target proficiency levels.
    – Elective courses that vary based on the selected program. The course catalog is available at

Program features:
    – Full linguistic and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.
    – Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families is available.
    – 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.
    – An optional guided trip to Russia or Belarus. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.

Student testimonials are available at