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Russian Language and Culture in Moscow

Summer A  2012


Program Full

Program Description:

Application Deadline Extended!

As an enhancement to its Russian language curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in Russian Language and Culture at UCF.

This program offers students an excellent opportunity of full linguistic and cultural immersion to enhance Russian language skills. For this program, students are required to register for one language course and one culture course. Russian language courses are available for students at any language level. 

The Russian Language and Culture Program will be hosted by the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, Russian Federation.  Classes will take place in the mornings, with afternoons dedicated to activities proposed by the host institution and visits to different sites with the program director.  

While abroad, students can expect a formal classroom experience for the language classes. The culture class will include visits to local sites. Students will be evaluated through regular examinations and class participation.

Participants will travel to Moscow, Russian Federation for 3-4 weeks of classes. Cultural visits in Moscow include the Kremlin and Red Square, Tretiakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum, Sparrow Hills, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Convent, Tsaritsyno as well as an overnight weekend to St. Petersburg.  While abroad, students are expected to speak in Russian, remain engaged in the program’s experiences, and try new things.  
Students on this program should plan to arrive in Moscow, Russia by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the accommodations.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $799.50
Payment 4:  $799.50

Learning Outcomes:
  • Improve upon Russian Language comprehension in conversation, reading and writing
  • Identify and discuss meanings in relationship to the context of a conversation or text, including non-verbal clues
  • Explore cultural differences and similarities between the Russian Federation and USA
  • Recognize appropriate use of language in different cultural contexts (formal, casual, generational)
  • Enhance knowledge of Russian history, music, and art
  • Describe non-verbal cues for the Russian Federation
  • Gain exposure to diverse social values and intellectual atmospheres
  • Recognize and describe cultural norms for the country
  • Experience cultural immersion with excursions throughout the Russian Federation
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: Russian
Proficiency Level Required: Russian
Other Prerequisites: 

Instructor consent

Courses[click to expand]:
RUS-1120 Elementary Russian Language and Civilization I
Academic Institution: Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH)
Credit Hours: 4.00

RUS-1121 Elementary Russian Language and Civilization II
Academic Institution: Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH)
Credit Hours: 4.00

RUS-2200 Intermediate Russian Language and Civilization I
Academic Institution: Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH)
Credit Hours: 4.00

RUS-2201 Intermediate Russian Language and Civilization II
Academic Institution: Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH)
Credit Hours: 4.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Shared student accommodations at the Russian State University of the Humanities
  • Airport transfers
  • Russian language classes at the Russian State University of the Humanities
  • 3-day excursion to St. Petersburg; including museum entrances, round-trip train transportation, shared hotel accommodations, and some meals
  • Medical insurance including repatriation
  • Administrative fee
  • Visa Fees/Processing
  • Letters of Invitation for visas

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Round trip air between Orlando, Florida and Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides
  • UCF tuition
  • Admission to local points of interest within Moscow
Price (in US Dollars): 2699.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr Alla Kourova
Email: alla.kourova@ucf.edu
Office: SLM 3015
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-06-05
Program Ends: 2012-06-22
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-03-01
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-03-03
Academic Institution:
Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH) 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 2012-03-14
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 220.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu