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Georgia Institute of Technology: Russian (Study Abroad)

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Location: 
Riga, Latvia
Language: 
Russian
School: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dates of Program: 
May 12, 2019
  -  
July 14, 2019

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered999
Number of Classroom Hours per week151515
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week202020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per weekN/AN/AN/A
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week3-83-83-8
Textbook: 
  • Year 2 Program: Robin, et. al., Golosa, Bk I (units 6-10) and Bk II
  • Year 3 Program: Yegorova, Trudyne sluchai russkoi grammatiki; Starovoitova, Vashe mnenie; Materials from the Internet, current press, etc.
  • Year 4 Program: Basko, Obsuzhdaem global'nye problemy, povtoriaem russkuiu grammatiku; Materials from the Internet, current press, etc.
Program Details: 

The Russian Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) Program provides 9 weeks of intensive advanced language study. Students live in homestays with native-speaking families. Language is taught through content that focuses on the historical development, current issues, and the business culture of the region. The program also include cultural excursions and professional visits. Students will visit a mix of commercial or governmental institutions to gain a heightened understanding of business operations as well as current technological and socioeconomic issues. 

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: 

Prerequisites:

  • Year 2: Completion of one semester of Russian (RUSS 1001) or equivalent prior to the program start date. However, completing two semesters of Russian prior to the program start date is highly recommended. 
  • Year 3: Completion of 2nd-year Russian (RUSS 2002) or equivalent prior to the program start date. 
  • Year 4: Completion of 3rd-year Russian (RUSS 3002) or equivalent prior to the program start date. 

If you have not completed these requirements, but still think you may be qualified for the program, please contact us at ProjectGO@modlangs.gatech.edu to arrange a proficiency assessment.

Location: Riga, Latvia

Host Institution: Baltic Centre for Professional Education

Lodging & Meals: Homestays with Russian-speaking families have breakfast & dinner included. 

Program Details:

  • Nine weeks of intensive Russian courses.
  • Homestays with Russian-speaking families, including breakfast and dinner.
  • Partial LANGUAGE PLEDGE: Speaking only Russian with homestay families, teachers, staff and students of host instituations, and program director; exemptions granted in order to resolve administrative issues or in case of emergency.
  • Cultural programs in and around Riga.
  • Tutoring sessions with local instructors provided to students who may be struggling with particular aspects of the curriculum. 

Year 2 Academic Program:

Participants in Georgia Tech "Spring Track" program spend nine weeks taking a total of first- and second-year Russian. Courses include:

  • RUSS 1692: Intensive Elementary Russian II 
  • RUSS 2691: Intensive Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS 2692: Intensive Intermediate Russian II

Courses focus on communicative skills and the simultaneous development of all modalities (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Survey of fundamentals of Russian grammar, with some advanced topics. Introduction to Russian culture (short stories, songs, poems, film) . Surroundings, with opportunities to practice Russian in daily interactions throughout the day and at night in homestays contribute greatly to student progress. The curriculum also includes cultural fieldwork. Excursions include: Overnight trip to Krakow, Riga Old City, ethnographic museum, Kurseme, Vilnius, auto museum, wooden Riga, Cesis, Holocaust museum.

Year 3 Academic Program:

Participants in the Year 3 LBAT program spend nine weeks taking a total of nine credits (three semesters) of third-year Russian. Courses include:

  • RUSS 3961: Intensive Advanced Russian
  • RUSS 3962: Advanced Reading & Composition--Current Affairs, Business, Science and Technology
  • RUSS 3695: Contemporary Russia

The curriculum also includes cultural fieldwork. Excursions include: Overnight trip to Krakow, Riga Old City, ethnographic museum, Kurseme, Vilnius, auto museum, wooden Riga, Cesis, Holocaust museum.

Year 4 Academic Program:

Participants in the Year 4 LBAT program spend nine weeks taking a total of nine credits (three semesters) of third- and fourth-year Russian. Courses include:

  • RUSS 3695: Contemporary Russia 
  • RUSS 4692: Intensive Advanced Russian II
  • RUSS 4693: Intensive Advances Russian III

The curriculum also includes cultural fieldwork. Excursions include: Overnight trip to Krakow, Riga Old City, ethnographic museum, Kurseme, Vilnius, auto museum, wooden Riga, Cesis, Holocaust museum.

Additional Information: For more details, visit http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/projectgo or contact us at ProjectGO@modlangs.gatech.edu.

Application Deadline: 
January 18, 2019
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

Prior to the scholarship application deadline, students only need to complete the online Project GO scholarship application. Students are also highly encouraged, but not required, to schedule a phone interview by emailing ProjectGO@modlangs.gatech.edu.Following the scholarship selection process, students who are awarded a scholarship by Georgia Tech will be given instructions on how to complete the separate application process to the correct Georgia Tech study abroad program. 

Name: 
Jesse Brannen
Phone: 
404-385-4643

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