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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 3.00 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Russian Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Russian
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: 4 semesters Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Anthropology, Art, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Film Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Affairs, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Theater
Program Description:
If there is one thing that remains constant in Russia, it is rapid change. The mental snapshots that students take home from Russia are very different from those they bring with them. Language learning happens in the classroom. Cultural insight happens in places like the home, theater, recital hall, cafeteria, and supermarket.

Moscow is the center of Russian cultural and political life. Whether spotting Lenin's ghost in Red Square, exploring neighborhood boutiques, or sampling authentic Georgian cuisine, Moscow offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Students should know, however, that studying in Moscow, with its nine million residents, imper­sonal attitude, and huge crowds in the metro, is not the typical "Russian" experience they might be expecting. As the ease of transitioning into such a large city can be overestimated, Moscow is best suited for students with strong language skills and prior experience in Russia.


Students primarily take their courses at the Middlebury center in Russian language, literature, and culture, with content seminars, "spetskursy", focusing on economics, politics, history, and regional studies. Middlebury's host institution, the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), offers a full range of courses in the humanities and social sciences.