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Arizona State University: Russian (Hybrid)

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Tempe, Arizona/Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Arizona State University
Dates of Program: 
May 22, 2017
August 11, 2017



Program Type: 
Summer Combined Domestic and Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered13
Number of Classroom Hours per week15-20
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week8-20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-9
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week3-5

Anna Kudyma, Frank Miller, Olga Kagan. Beginner's Russian: With Interactive Online Workbook. Publisher: Hippocrene Books 2011, ISBN: 978-0781812511

Chapters 1-24, Book will be provided.

Program Details: 

This intensive course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Russian with an in-country immersion program. 

Students begin with an intensive introduction to Russian, covering the first 20 chapters of "Beginner's Russian" and acquiring basic communication skills in classes that run 4 hours a day, with tutoring and cultural activities in the afternoon.

Students then relocate to a Russian-speaking city for an assisted full immersion experience, living with host families and learning to navigate daily life through one-on-one 'real-life' exercises with local language coaches.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 




5 hours of RUS 101
5 hours of RUS 102
3 hours of SLC 494, "Russian Language Abroad"


Students spend 3 hours/day in class overseas, covering some new material, and reviewing material covered in Arizona and activating their knowledge by using it in daily on-the-street activities with the language coaches. Students also participate in weekend trips, in Russian, also with their coaches.

Surrounded by supportive Russian speakers, receiving daily hands-on training,  and not speaking English for 4 weeks, students make extremely rapid progress and are expected to exit the program with a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better.


ASU's 2016 Project GO Russian programs will be held in the Russian-speaking city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Situated at the base of the 15,000-foot tall Tian-Shan mountain range, Bishkek is a vibrant city of 1 million with a rich and colorful blend of Central Asian, Russian and Western influences. Russian is the predominant language of the city. Modern Bishkek is known for its hospitality, sight-seeing attractions and its plethora of youth-oriented cafes and eateries.

Course webpage:https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/first-year-russian.

Application Deadline: 
January 17, 2017
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Use the Application Link below.

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