UCF in Russia: Language and Culture
Moscow/St. Petersburg Russia
Summer C 2018
Dates: June 2-June 23 (tentative)
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 Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
in Moscow, 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.
- 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
: Dr. Alla Kourova (firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: TBD for 2018 (2017 cost $2,650)
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet
Payment 1: TBD
Payment 2: TBD
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
- Program-sponsored events, activities, lectures and excursions
- Twin-share student accommodation
- Local ground transportation
- UCF Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($350)
Program Cost Disclaimer
- UCF Tuition
- Personal travel not associated with the program
- Flight booking (unless otherwise noted)
- Currency exchange fees
- Additional meals not listed above
- Passport and visa fees
: 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. The UCF Abroad Office 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.