Study Abroad: Russian Studies Abroad (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017

Russian Studies Abroad
History, Politics, Literature, Political Economy, and Business

Russian Studies Abroad provides a broad educational foundation for students planning a professional career with ties to Russia. Students can choose between two unique locations: Moscow or St. Petersburg. Classes in each location have been focused to appeal to different interests and are detailed extensively in the curriculum section below.

Courses are offered in subjects including language, culture, history, politics, economics, finance, marketing, and more. You’ll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on Russia for your future career in government, business, or academics.

– Dates and Costs –
(students choose one location)


Semester: $10 950*
Fall: Sept 5 – Dec 18, 2018  (Apply by May 15, 2018)
Spring: Feb 7 – May 28, 2018  (Apply by Oct 15, 2017)

Full Year: $21 550*
Sept 5, 2018 – May 28, 2019  (Apply by May 15, 2018)

Summer: N/A Check our program guide for other options.

St. Petersburg:

Semester: $9 950*
Fall: Sept 3 – Dec 21, 2018  (Apply by May 15, 2018)
Spring: Feb 5 – May 25, 2018  (Apply by Oct 15, 2017)

Full Year: $17 700
Sept 3, 2018 – May 25, 2019  (Apply by May 15, 2018)

Summer: N/A Check our program guide for other options.

*Cost Includes: tuition for study as outlined, dorm stay, visa and registration, pre-departure materials, local orientation, admission to all included venues,  health and accident insurancearrival transfer from airport, SRAS in-country support, and use of a mobile telephone for the duration of the program.

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in major courses. No prior knowledge of Russian required.

About the Classes: All courses are taught in English and designed to fulfill credit requirements in multiple areas. Your classmates will be mostly North Americans and West Europeans. When you arrive for your program, you will be placed in a group according to your language level, as determined by a short written or oral exam. Depending on your level, you may be placed in a group that is already formed, or with other new arrivals of the same level.

Program Objectives: Two semesters of RS-100/200/300/400 is the equivalent of two to three years of college-level Russian at home. You will gain the language skills to be a strong candidate in many career opportunities in and related to Russia. After this program, we recommend continued studies in specific courses or internships related to your academic and professional objectives.

Credit Transfer and Transcripts: How many credits your home university may award depends entirely on your home university. SRAS recommends discussing this with your advisor and SRAS before you apply. Students planning on applying for credit transfer must read our FAQ page for more info. The program is hosted by Moscow State University(MSU) or St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON). For the Moscow program, academic credit and transcripts are issued by The State University of New York, the university of record for this program and an accredited American university. The university of record assumes responsibility to evaluate and monitor academic standards for this SRAS program. For the St. Petersburg Program, transcripts are by default issued by UNECON, an accredited and well-known Russian university.  Stetson University (USA) also acts as the School of Record and will issue an official transcript reflecting academic work through this program. As an accredited institution, this academic credit is easily transferrable to any other accredited institution in the United States. This is optional, must be specified in advance, and is NOT included in the program cost. Effective Fall 2017. Cost – $350.