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Virginia Tech: Russian (Study Abroad)

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Daugavpils, Latvia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dates of Program: 
May 17, 2021
July 12, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year TwoYear ThreeYear Four
Credits offered999
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week202020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week222
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week10-1210-1210-12

To be determined. 

Program Details: 

Program is located at Daugavpils University, in the Russian speaking city of Daugavpils, Latvia.  Students will live with Russian-speaking host families and be immersed in language courses, cultural activies, and excursions to neighboring Russian-speaking regions. The program runs for eight-weeks, and students will regularly meet with a Russian language partner. 

Class size will be from three to eight students. 


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: 

Includes Russian conversation, grammatical structure, basic linguistics, composition, papers, and presentations. 

Year 2 has a pre-req of at least two semesters of Russian at the beginner level.

Year 3 has a pre-req of four semesters of Russian at the intermediate level.

Year 4 has a pre-req of six semesters of Russian at the advanced level.

*Final level will be determined by placement exam.

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

To submit an application, go to: and click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to apply to Virginia Tech’s Russian Program in Latvia through the Project GO central application system. 

*Please note that Virginia Tech gives priority admission to Virginia Tech ROTC Students.  

For further information, please contact Rhonda Pennington, 1-540-231-9160 (

Dr. Nyusya Milman-Miller
Email Address: 

Thank you very much.