Study Abroad: Faculty Opportunities/Custom Programs with Council on International Educational Exchange (Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

In addition to semester and summer programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers custom programs in Russia. Our experienced onsite staff work with faculty and study-abroad advisors to plan and deliver rigorous, culturally rich, safe—and enjoyable—programs. We offer many options to ensure a top-quality program that meets your academic requirements and provides U.S. students with total immersion in a fascinating cultural experience. 

CIEE customized programs feature:

  • Scheduling options that fit your academic calendar—you decide on the best time of year and best length of program
  • A program tailored to your group’s needs in a wide variety of disciplines—from Russian language and culture, to diplomacy, economics, international relations, energy policy, the arts, food culture, museum studies, and more…
  • Diverse activities with Russian students to promote intercultural understanding
  • Co-curricular activities and site visits to enhance classroom learning 
  • Carefully vetted housing options: home stays, hostels, hotels (St. Petersburg); hotels, dormitory (Moscow)
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientations: an introduction to Russian culture, practical matters of living in the city and being in the program 
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage 
  • 24/7 on-site support 

Sample topics from past and future CIEE faculty-led and custom programs:

  • White Nights in Saint Petersburg: Past and Present
  • World Fuels: Global Trends and Eurasian Perspectives
  • The Arts of St. Petersburg: From Classical to Cutting-edge
  • A Gastronomic Profile of St. Petersburg
  • Doing Business in Russia 
  • Playing/Studying Hockey in Russia 
  • Arctic Encounters: Humans and Other Sentient Beings in the North Siberia
  • Russia’s Role in Global Energy Policy
  • Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age 

Faculty: To get started planning your custom program, complete a program development questionnaire or contact CIEE staff in Russia for more information.

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