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Indiana University: Russian (ONLINE)

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Online, Virtual
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 1, 2021
July 30, 2021



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

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
  • Additional authentic reading and listening materials provided by instructor.

Year 6

  • Authentic materials provided by instructor

Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.

Program Details: 

UPDATE: This program has transitioned from domestic to online programming. Revised program information will be posted to this page as soon as possible. Please reach out to the Project GO institutional contact listed below for any specific questions regarding the program or this change.  

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. Students in Years 2-4 will be able to hold conversations and express opinions, and students in Years 5-6 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 30. Years 3+: June 7-July 30

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 online Russian program delivers an intensive immersion experience online. Classes meet from 1100 to 1300 and 1430 to 1630 Eastern Daylight Time. Students pledge to speak only Russian in class and during afternoon activities, Students also have access to conversation sessions with native speakers. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire the cultural knowledge and habits they need to interact appropriately and confidently in a Russian-speaking community. Classes are designed according to 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 language 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 after class.

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, games, musical performances, and more.

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 presentations, and more. Project GO 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, 2021
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: 
Joey Bradshaw
(812) 855-2639

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