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Arizona State University: Russian (Study Abroad)

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Arizona State University
Dates of Program: 
June 21, 2021
August 13, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered1088
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15-2015-2015-20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-93-93-9
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week

2nd, 3rd, and 4th-Year Russian: Materials provided on site. Participants should bring Russian-English/English-Russian dictionaries.

Program Details: 

The program provides a deep language immersion experience for second, third, and fourth-year students.

Students spend 4 hours each morning in Russian classes and 1-2 hours most afternoons working in small groups with language coaches to complete practical, out-of-the-classroom activities. Activities range from formal excursions to informal outings, but are always tied closely to classroom instruction.

Students live one-on-one with host families. Most weekends are devoted to overnight trips with language coaches to sites of historical or cultural significance.

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: 


Students will take a placement exam demonstrating knowledge equivalent to the ASU course that they will take overseas. By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a Russian proficiency between intermediate mid and advanced high (depending on beginning level).


ASU's 2021 Project GO Russian Study Abroad 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.


2nd-Year Russian:

3rd-Year Russian:

4th-Year Russian:

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

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

Program Images: 
Irina Levin
Email Address: 

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