Summer Area Studies Program in Moscow

Summer Area Studies Program in Moscow

No prior knowledge of Russian is required!

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for summer study in Moscow, Russia. A five-week program focusing on area studies, Contemporary Russia offers courses in Russian economics, politics, and culture; all content-based classes are taught in English by faculty of the State University: Higher School of Economics, one of Russia's most prestigious centers for the study of social sciences.  Program participants receive ten hours per week of Russian language instruction geared toward their skill level. No prior knowledge of Russian is required -- we can accommodate students of ALL proficiency levels. Participants are registered for academic credit at Bryn Mawr College.

Other program features include room and board with Russian families; a full-time Resident Direct who oversees the program; weekly cultural excursions; Russian peer tutors; and pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. 

Twelve finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S.

Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. Finalists will each receive round-trip international airfare from Washington, D.C., to Moscow, Russia; housing with a Russian host family or in the Moscow International University dormitory, including two meals a day; tuition and fees at the Higher School of Economics; Russian visa; insurance; and academic credit from Bryn Mawr College. Participants are responsible for the $850 administrative fee; the cost of domestic transportation in the United States (to from Washington, D.C.); and for incidentals.

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be (1) U.S. citizens or permanent who are currently K-12 teachers of culture, history, or literature, or (2) U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduate students or rising juniors and seniors at the undergraduate level, and plan to pursue a career in teaching.

Program dates: June 22, 2010 to July 28, 2010

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010. Applications are available at:

For more information and an application, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522

Last updated: 2-17-10