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Indiana University: Russian (Domestic)

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Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 1, 2020
July 31, 2020



Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Credits offered888888
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week151515151515
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week444444
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week444444

Year 1

  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Classroom Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 1-5 ISBN 9781611950168
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Homework Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 1-5 ISBN 9781611950175
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Classroom Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 6-9 ISBN 9781611950182
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Homework Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 6-9 ISBN 9781611950199

Year 2

  • American Council Of Teachers Of Russian (2009), Russian Stage Two: Welcome Back!, 3rd Edition, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company ISBN 9780757563430
  • Viktoria Tokareva and William J. Comer (2008), Day Without Lying: A Glossed Edition for Intermediate-level Students of Russian, Slavica Publishers ISBN 9780893573461

Year 3

  • Olga E. Kagan, Anna S. Kudyma, and Frank J. Miller (2015), Russian, From Intermediate to Advanced ISBN 9781138128651 

Year 4

  • Materials provided by instructor

Year 5

  • Sandra Rosengrant (2006), Russian in Use: An Interactive Approach to Advanced Communicative Competence 1st Edition, Yale University Press ISBN 9780300109436
  • William Mahota (1996), Russian Motion Verbs for Intermediate Students, Yale University Press ISBN 9780300064131 
  • Frank J. Miller (1991), A Handbook of Russian Prepositions, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. ISBN 9780941051279

Year 6

  • Authentic materials provided by instructor

Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.

Program Details: 

Indiana University offers an innovative Russian program at six levels. First year students will be able to navigate a Russian-speaking environment and participate in simple social interactions. Years 2-4 students will be able to hold conversations and express opinions, and Years 5-6 students will gain an understanding of cultural nuance in written and spoken Russian. Year 6 includes workshops by leading Russian scholars, artists, and public figures.

Course dates: Years 1-2: June 1-July 31. Years 3+: June 8-July 31

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: 

The Indiana University domestic Russian program delivers an intensive immersion experience. The program prides itself on its close-knit, community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students of Russian, speaking only that language in class, during afternoon activities, in dorms after hours, and with native speakers, as well. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire cultural knowledge and habits that will allow them to interact appropriately and confidently in a Russian community.

Classes are designed with the best practices of the National Russian Flagship Language Program and the IU Russian Flagship Program. A special feature of the Russian program is that every student works in micro-groups of 1 or 2 with a trained activity guide to practice and review those aspects of the day's lesson that they found most challenging. This is in addition to regular office hours and walk-in language assistance in the dorm.

Project GO students enjoy the Russian section's rich cultural program, featuring daily activities, such as a Russian film workshop, lecture series, country-by-country hands on events, dialect practice with native speakers, games, sports, musical performances, and more.

Russian students also have access to IU’s non-Russian summer events, including job recruiter visits and career planning services, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more. ProjectGO students have special access to presentations and networking events with senior military leaders with international experience. Indiana University is a national hub for language learning, teaching more languages and hosting more National Language Flagship Program than any other school in the country. The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, which houses the Project GO program, also runs a Language Training Center for active-duty DoD personnel and works actively with local military units to support their language training needs.

Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2020
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Program Images: 
Wayne Parkinson
(812) 855-2889

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