Travel: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (Russia)

Deadline for the Spring Semester: October 15, 2015

RLASP serves both graduate and undergraduate students as well as working professionals. The academic year, semester, and summer programs provide intensive in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir and Almaty (Kazakhstan).

Program features include homestays, weekly excursions, travel to other regions of Russia, conversation partners, and a wide range of opportunities to pursue internships, volunteering, hobbies and personal interests in a Russian context. Content courses for area studies credit are offered in subjects such as Russian literature and history, political science, and contemporary Russian society. All courses are taught in Russian by expert faculty with experience teaching foreign students.
Title VIII Fellowships can cover up to 75% of the costs of participating in RLASP! Title VIII fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

To be eligible for Title VIII funding, applicants must:

  • Meet the requirements of their selected program;
  • Have completed their undergraduate studies by the time their program starts;
  • Be enrolled or demonstrate intent to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to the formulation of U.S. policy in the region;
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Indicate their wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for the selected program and complete all of the questions and forms that follow.

If you meet the criteria listed above, you will automatically be considered for Title VIII support for your program: Apply Now!

To learn more about how to apply for Title VIII funding to participate in an American Councils language program, interested students should visit our website or contact us at:, phone (202)-833-7522.