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Short Term | Russian Language and Culture
Moscow, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer C
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer C
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Russian Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 06 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
Russian Language and Culture
Moscow/St. Petersburg Russia
Summer C 2017
Dates: June 5-June 25 

Application deadline: February 9
Commitment deadline: February 16

Russian Language and Culture

Program Description:
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 or culture course. Russian language courses are available for students at any language level, and prior Russian language knowledge is not required. 
The Russian Language and Culture Program will be hosted by Moscow State University,  Russia. 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 for 3 weeks.
Excursions 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 a 5 day visit to St. Petersburg. Please note all Moscow excursions, as well as transportation, hotel, and excursions in St. Petersburg are included in the program fee. 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 on the starting day of the program.  To arrive on the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.   Students should not purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.

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 Course:
  • RUS3955 Study Abroad (3 credit hours) 
*Please note that all participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Program fee: Estimated $2,650 (subject to amendment) 
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: $1,000
Payment 2: $1,650

The following are included as part of the program fee:
  • Dorm accommodations
  • Host university course fees
  • Excursion to St. Petersburg
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
  • Flights
  • Russian visa
Program Leader: Alla Kourova
Program Leader email:

This program is currently not accepting applications.