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Business Russian Language and Internship

Prepare for business-level Russian in a global workplace.

Participants gain insight into the global workplace while learning to use Russian in a professional context. BRLI combines intensive Russian language study with a part-time internship at a multinational company or business. The highly individualized curriculum can be tailored to serve participants ranging from intermediate to near-native speakers of Russian.

Hosted by Moscow International University and the Russian State Pedagogical (Herzen) University in St. Petersburg, BRLI is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals who have completed at least four semesters of college-level Russian instruction or the equivalent. Participants can opt for a semester, academic year, or summer abroad.

Program features include homestays, weekly excursions, regional travel, conversation partners, and a wide range of opportunities to pursue hobbies and personal interests in a Russian context. 

Funded by

Self-funded; financial aid is available


US undergraduate and graduate students