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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia
  • Program Terms: Fall Approved Prog, Spring Approved Prog
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Host Family Colgate Faculty Led: No
Global Engagement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction Other Than English: Yes
Approved Program: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 Semesters of Russian
Program Description:

Click "Start Here" to begin your Colgate application for an approved program.

Within the application, you will be required to indicate your interest in up to two different approved programs.

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If there is one thing that remains constant in Russia, it is rapid change. The mental snapshots that students take home from Russia are very different from those they bring with them. Language learning happens in the classroom. Cultural insight happens in places like the home, theater, recital hall, cafeteria, and supermarket.

Moscow is the center of Russian cultural and political life. Whether spotting Lenin's ghost in Red Square, exploring neighborhood boutiques, or sampling authentic Georgian cuisine, Moscow offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Students should know, however, that studying in Moscow, with its nine million residents, imper­sonal attitude, and huge crowds in the metro, is not the typical "Russian" experience they might be expecting. As the ease of transitioning into such a large city can be overestimated, Moscow is best suited for students with strong language skills and prior experience in Russia.


Students primarily take their courses at the Middlebury center in Russian language, literature, and culture, with content seminars, "spetskursy", focusing on economics, politics, history, and regional studies. Middlebury's host institution, the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), offers a full range of courses in the humanities and social sciences.




 



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Approved Prog 2023 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Approved Prog 2022-2023 02/02/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.