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Arizona State University: Russian (Hybrid)

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E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tempe, Arizona & Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Arizona State University
Dates of Program: 
May 24, 2021
August 13, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Combined Domestic and Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered13
Number of Classroom Hours per week20 (Tempe), 15 (Bishkek)
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week8-20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-9 (Bishkek)
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week3-5 (Tempe), 3-5 (Bishkek)

Mezhdu Nami - Classroom Activities: Units 1-5, 6-9 - ISBN:9781611950168, ISBN:9781611950182


Mezhdu Nami - Homework Activitites Units 1-5, 6-9 - ISBN:9781611950175, ISBN:9781611950199

 *Textbook and workbooks will be provided.

Program Details: 

This intensive course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Russian language with an in-country immersion program. Students begin in Tempe, Arizona with an intensive introduction to Russian, acquiring basic communication skills in classes that run 4 hours a day, with tutoring and cultural activities in the afternoon. Students live together in a dormitory near campus. Students then travel to Russian-speaking Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 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 credit hours of RUS 101: May 24 - June 18
5 credit hours of RUS 102: June 21 - July 16
3 credit hours of SLC 494, "Russian Language Abroad": July 19 - August 13


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 2021 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:

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students should apply for this program through the national Project GO application:

Program Images: 
Irina Levin
Email Address: 

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