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The College of Health and Public Affairs has designed a study abroad program elective course for both Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate students interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues in Russia that include: crime, justice, democratization, social justice, and human rights. This course is open to all UCF disciplines of study.
This program is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the nature and extent of Russian social and criminal justice institutions. Particular attention will be focused upon contemporary issues related to modern Russia; ranging from crime, the criminal justice system, health care, substance abuse, geo-political factors, political challenges, the economy, rule-of-law, the development of a civil society, the USSR legacy and its subsequent impact upon modern Russia and cultural emersion.
Students will examine these various issues in the Russian Federation in comparison to those in America. Students will analyze the Russian Federation’s culture, history, politics and economics.
Participants will start their journey in the USA with classes at the UCF campus. Students will then travel as a group to Moscow, Russian Federation. After an introductory orientation and tours of Moscow sites, students will continue on to Volgograd, Russia Federation. The program host, Volgograd Law Academy, will be the location for program lectures, which are taught in English. Together with field trips to area sites, students will learn about the problems facing the newly democratized society.
This program will be facilitated through a variety of approaches by using Webcourses, Internet, small group work, online asynchronous discussions, Internet assignments, readings, international field experience and written assignment. The courses associated with this program are (CCJ4955.CW61 - undergraduate) (CCJ5957.CW61 – graduate master’s) (CCJ7958.CW61 – graduate PhD). While in the Russian Federation, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and lectures and try new things.
Payment breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $1200
Payment 4: $1200
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• Analyze a range of contemporary issues related to modern Russia.
• Address the challenges of a nation in transition to a liberal democracy
• Interact and communicate effectively with Russian professional practitioners, university faculty, and English speaking Russian students.
Students must be in good standing.
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
• Round Trip Economy Air between Orlando, Florida and Moscow, Russian Federation
• One Way Economy Air between Volgograd, Russian Federation and Moscow, Russian Federation
• Airport transfers
• Ground rail transportation between Moscow and Volgograd
• Field study visits, additional tours, museums, sites and points of interest as included on the program’s itinerary
• Volga riverboat cruise
• Medical insurance
• (9) nights of accommodations in the Hotel Volgograd, including breakfast, based upon double occupancy
• (4) nights hotel accommodations in Moscow based upon double occupancy
• Ground transportation used to facilitate program related activities including field study visits as included on the program’s itinerary
• (5) lunches & (2) dinners at the Volgograd Law Academy
• Administrative fee
Services not included in the program fee:
• Visa & passport fees
• UCF Tuition
• Additional meals not included as part of the itinerary
• Personal travel not related to the program
• Currency exchange fees
Disclaimer: The cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (for most programs), independent travel, and personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. Students will be notified via Knights email if there are any significant changes made to the program.