Academic Program: Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia (Moscow International University)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

American Councils is now accepting applications for:

Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia
Program dates: June 20 – July 23, 2017

Are you interested in learning about the political situation in Russia today?  This five-week summer program is designed to give participants new insights into the historical and cultural trends that have shaped Russia in the late 20th and early 21st century. Through readings and intensive coursework in the form of lectures, seminars, and discussions conducted with faculty of Moscow International University (MIU), program participants gain a fuller understanding of the complex factors underlying politics and public diplomacy in Putin’s Russia.

The academic program features approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction.  As part of the academic program, participants receive six hours of instruction in Russian language each week. Participants are grouped according to language level for the Russian classes; no prior study of Russian is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing in MIU dormitories, two meals per day, a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC, overseas health insurance, and visa and logistical support.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email:outbound@americancouncils.org).

For more information regarding the Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia Program, please visit our website. Financial aid is available on all programs.