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Moscow State University
The University at Albany's exchange affiliation with Moscow state University enables students to take Russian language courses as well as some Russian Studies courses, taught in English, through our partnership with Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI). This study abroad option is intended for students who are interested in developing their Russian language skills and in pursuing in-depth study of subjects related to Russia.
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 but at least a year of college level Russian background is strongly recommended.
All students are required to take a Russian Studies Seminar (3-credit and taught in English), a Russian language course (up to 12-credit). In additional to the seminar and the language course, students can also choose to take up to 3 Russian Studies course(s) (3-credit each) that are taught in English. Students with advanced Russian may opt by prior arrangement to take some or all of their courses in any academic field offered in the Faculty of Foreign Languages between 12-18 credits.
Click here for more information on course availability, course descriptions and syllabus at Moscow State University.
*Course offerings in English are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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 Abroad.
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:
- Cost Estimate for exchange students: RUSS MSU EX 1415_rev.pdf
- Cost Estimate for non-exchange students: RUSS Moscow State Non-exchange 1415_rev.pdf
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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