Moscow State University (Summer)
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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).
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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.
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
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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:
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Course Descriptions and Syllabi
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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 elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
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The Academic Year 2018/19 Estimate of Costs forthcoming. For reference, review the Academic Year 2017/18 Estimate of Costs.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
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Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
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A valid U.S. passport is required to participate in this program. Insert information regarding Visa or Residence Permit More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
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- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
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Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at University Name, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
University Name's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.