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Study Abroad: Intensive Russian | Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus)

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2019 (winter school); May 25, 2019 (summer school)

Russian Language Winter School: February 10-23, 50 hours, €210 

Russian Language Summer School:August 4-24, 70 hours, €325 


We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Winter / Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Who can participate?

The program of the School is designed for those, who would like to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and explore Belarusian culture. The classes will be conducted in small groups (max. 8 participants), which will be formed according to the level of the Russian language proficiency.

What are you going to receive?

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher;
  • a 10 hour elective course:  Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language;
  • a cooking class;
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture;
  • excursions around the city of Grodno;
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno;
  • a daily opportunity to practise Russian with Belarusian students;
  • the certificate of participation.

At extra cost: day-tours outside Grodno at the weekend

How to become a participant?

Just fill the application form at our website: http://rls.grsu.by/en/apply

till January 25, 2019 (Winter School),

till May 25, 2019  (Summer School)

Do you have any questions?

Call us + 375 29 569 88 12, + 375 152 68 02 29 or write an email rls@grsu.by.


 Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Applications Accepted All Year 


Approximate program fee:                                one-to-one instruction       group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks                                                           $3,651                                   $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks                                                               $5,009                                   $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks                                                           $6,367                                   $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

 The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 +              experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+              program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+              study from one week to one year;

+              individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+              “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+              on-site administrative support;

+              well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+              excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+              opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+              opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage



Travel: Romanian Folklore Expedition (American Friends)

Deadline for Applications: May 2019

Application must be received 60 days before start of expedition

Folklore Expeditions:  Romania to the Golden Mountains 

An invitation to teachers, scholars, students, and other adventurers
You could spend next summer at the beach. Or you could step into another world.

A world where you discuss business plans with a professional witch in Romania, collect legends of Bronze Age cities in Russia, record Belarusian songs transplanted to Siberia, or witness the revival of traditional religions in Russia’s Altai Mountains.
American Friends of Russian Folklore sponsors folklore expeditions which need your help to document traditional cultures. Led by experienced scholars, our volunteers make pictures, recordings, interviews and videos. These go to scholarly archives to be held in trust for future generations, and our volunteers go home with an expanded view of the human family.
American Friends will arrange for participant food, lodging, transport and interpreters. Participants provide curiosity and helping hands. No special skills required. Just an open mind, and a willingness to leave the familiar behind.

2019 Expeditions

July 1-14:    Russian Folk Songs, Stories, and Beliefs in the Heart of Asia

July 15-27:   Places of Power in the Ural Mountains

July 15-27: Russian Settlers of the Altai Mountains

Late July- August:  Magic and Modernity in Rural Romania

August 20- Sept 2 Belarusian Traditions in the Land of Baikal

October: Cossack Holy Day: “Protection of the Mother of God”

Details at www.russianfolklorefriends.org   or  info@russianfolklorefriends.org

Eligible are adults and teens (13 and up) accompanied by adults. Participants pay a fee which covers their own costs and a share of general expedition expenses.