Two years of college-level Russian
Semester, Academic Year, or Summer (8 weeks)
Fall Semester: March 15
Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Program: February 15
The American Councils Business Russian Language and Internship (BRLI) Program combines a specially designed curriculum focusing on the language of Russian business with an internship in a multinational company, business, non-governmental organization, charity, or government agency in Russia. The academic year, semester, or summer program at Moscow International University and the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen) in St. Petersburg features a highly individualized academic program that is designed to serve students with at least an Intermediate-high level of Russian-proficiency. Applicants to the BRLI program generally have had three years of Russian and a previous study abroad experience in Eurasia.
A full-time U.S. resident director oversees the academic and cultural programs, including local excursions and extended group travel, and assists participants in academic, administrative, and personal matters. Students may live with Russian host families or in university dormitories. Students are also offered the chance to meet for two hours per week with peer tutors recruited from their host universities.
Students receive academic credit for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses through Bryn Mawr College.
Support services include mandatory pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.; accident and illness insurance; and American Councils offices in Washington, D.C. Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
** For more detailed program information, please visit the American Councils Study Abroad Programs website: Go to www.acrussiaabroad.org.