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  • Locations: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Cultural and Area Studies, Globalization Studies, Russian, Russian & East European Studies Additional Program Requirements: A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required, All students must be in good academic standing., If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply
Credit Load: 6 to 9 Exchange Program: 0
Faculty-Led: No Internship Opportunity: Generally not available
Language of Instruction: English is the primary language of instruction, Russian Language Requirement: NO previous study required
SUNY code: 803 Partner University: Moscow State University
Program Advisor: Martinez, Andy
Program Description:

Moscow State University (Summer)


Program Information | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources

Program Information

The University at Albany partners with Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) to offer this Summer Intensive Russian Language and Culture Studies program at Moscow state University. The Program enables students to take Russian language courses at all levels as well as a Russian Studies seminar with incorporated excursions in Russia that is taught in English. This study abroad option is intended for students who are interested in exploring Russian language and its culture.



Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of all majors with at least 2.5 GPA with good academic standing are welcome to apply.  Students with lower GPA should consult with the Program adviser about whether or not to apply.  Students who are not currently enrolled at a college or university or who already have a Bachelor's degree may participate as non-matriculated visiting students.  Prior knowledge of Russian is not required.


All students are required to take a Russian Studies seminar (3-credit and taught in English), a Russian language course (4-6 credits depending on level). 

Click HERE to view more information on course availability, course descriptions and syllabus at Moscow State University.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement.  Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement.  No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits.  You may file a request to have additional courses approved. 

Support Services

The University at Albany hosts a general orientation session for all study abroad students and their families on campus during the semester prior to their participation on the programs. The University at Albany staff is available throughout the year to assist students and their parents. Onsite support will be provided by the staff from the Moscow Office of Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI).


Housing is provided in one of the dorms at Moscow State University.  Typically students are accommodated in one of the bedrooms in a two-bedroom suite, with a bathroom and shower. Kitchens are available on each floor, and cafeterias are available on the lower floors.



Please download the most recent Estimate of Costs here: Russia Moscow State University Non-exchange Summer 2017.pdf
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid


For more information on the courses that are taught in English, Knowledge Exchange Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow and Russia we suggest visiting the following links:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/15/2018
05/01/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.