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University of Pittsburgh: Russian (Domestic)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Dates of Program: 
June 7, 2021
July 30, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered8
Number of Classroom Hours per week25
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week4

Beginner's Russian (Olga Kagan, Anna Kudyma, and Frank Miller)

Program Details: 

Students will participate in the first-year Russian program at the University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI). The program includes daily language classes plus weekly films, lectures, singing and cooking classes, and cultural picnics. There are no prerequisites for this beginning-level course. It is expected that students will reach an oral proficiency level of ILR 0+ or 1 by the end of the course. Students may choose to live on campus in dormitories arranged by the SLI, or off campus in apartments arranged on their own.

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: 

More information about this program is available at and

Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2021
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Please use the Project GO central application to apply:

Program Images: 
Susan Dawkins
Email Address: 

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