RLASP in Vladimir, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, RussiaJanuary 7, 2010
American Councils for International Education Invites Applications for the
2010 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in
Vladimir, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia
For over 30 years, American Councils has offered intensive language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars, including a significant number of Boren Scholarship recipients.
Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies. Students receive individual attention in small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who have experience in second language acquisition. Additionally, qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at the local host university in each city as part of the honors program. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.
American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program as well. During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and international NGOs. Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city. Students also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.
The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. Applications are available on their website.
Summer: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1