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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 Minimum GPA: 2.5
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: No Faculty-Led: No
Internship Opportunity: No Language of Instruction: English, Russian
Language Requirement: No previous language 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:


Study in Moscow, Russia. Surround yourself with art and history. Imagine being in historic Red Square or visiting the Kremlin. The performing arts still resonate today from Tchaikovsky’s ballets and the many other famous Russian composers that called Moscow home. Enjoy the ornate domes and golden architecture of the Orthodox cathedrals that decorate the city. Study at Moscow State University to experience all that this city has to offer.
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Academic Program


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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Estimate of Costs

The Academic Year 2018/19 Estimate of Costs forthcoming. For reference, review the Academic Year 2017/18 Estimate of Costs

More Information

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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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Funding Opportunities

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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Travel Documents

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Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
  • Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
  • Fall/Year/Summer programs: December

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Program Dates

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About the Program

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Program Orientations

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.

Support Services

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.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.