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University of Pittsburgh: Russian (Study Abroad)

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Narva, Estonia
University of Pittsburgh
Dates of Program: 
June 12, 2021
August 7, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week252525
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week151515
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week101010

Second Year:

  • V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context, 2nd Edition (Olga Kagan, Anna Kudyma, and Frank Miller)

Third Year:

  • Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced (Olga Kagan, Anna Kudyma, and Frank Miller)

Fourth Year: 

  • Mastering Russian Through Global Debate (T. Brown, T. Balykhina, E. Talalakina, J. Bown, and V. Kurilenko)
  • Novosti iz Rossii (Andrei Bogomolov)
Program Details: 

This program is hosted by Narva College of the University of Tartu in Narva, Estonia, located on the Russian border. Students will participate in daily language classes, film screenings, lectures, cultural excursions, and volunteer placements with local organizations. Prerequisites are 2 semesters of college-level Russian for the 2nd year course, 4 semesters for 3rd year, and 6 semesters for 4th year. Students are expected to attain oral proficiency of at least ILR 1 by the end of the 2nd year course, 1 or 1+ for 3rd year, and up to ILR 2 for 4th year. All students on this program will live in a Narva College dormitory.

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

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 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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