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Indiana University: Russian (Domestic)

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Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
May 28, 2019
July 26, 2019



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 week242424242424
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week202020202020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-53-53-53-53-53-5
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week333333

Year 1

  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Classroom Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 1-5
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Homework Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 1-5
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Classroom Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 6-9
  • Debendette, Comer & Smyslova, Homework Activities for Mezhdu Nami: Units 6-9

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

  • Sophia Lubenskya and Irina Odintsova (2011), Advanced Russian: From Reading to Speaking, Book 1 & 2, Slavica Publishers
  • William Mahota (1996), Russian Motion Verbs for Intermediate Students, Yale University Press

Year 5

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

Year 6

  • Authentic materials provided by instructor

Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.

Program Details: 

As a Russian Flagship host institution, Indiana University offers participants an innovative program at six levels. Students in Year 1 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 master a wide range of types of speech and “read between the lines” in written and spoken Russian. All students benefit from rigorous classes with experienced faculty, highly-trained tutors, career advising, and housing in a Russian-only dorm.

Course Dates
Years 1-2:
May 28 - July 26, 2019
Years 3-6: June 3 - July 26, 2019

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: 

Project GO students enjoy a rich Russian-language cultural program, featuring weekly presentations and films; language tables where students engage in conversation, meet native speakers, and learn more about target cultures; and other Russian-language events. 

Russian students may also take advantage of IU’s non-Russian events, including topical and historical presentations by faculty and by students of other programs, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more.

PGO students are invited to meet with private and government recruiters who come to campus, including the federal intelligence agencies, and they have exclusive access to lectures and coffee hours with senior military leaders with overseas experience.

Indiana University teaches more languages and is home to more Language Flagship Centers than any other school in the country. The university has drawn people from all over the world to Bloomington, contributing an unusually high degree of cultural diversity to the local community. Situated at the edge of the bustling downtown shopping and restaurant scene, the IU campus is widely considered one of the most attractive campuses in the country. PGO students will have free access to campus and city buses to explore all Bloomington has to offer.

Application Deadline: 
February 22, 2019
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.

Amy Richardson
Email Address: 
(812) 855-6721

Thank you very much.