Russian Studies

“The more I work in Russia, the more I am surprised to learn how often I need to reference Russian literature, history, geography, and, of course, language. In a globalized economy, knowledge workers need a competitive edge, and Grand Valley's Russian studies program did that for me.”                                                                                                                                           

- James Class, Ph.D. (GEORGETOWN), Director, Global Public Policy, Merck & Co, Inc.

Russian Studies

Russia

Enhance your Russian language proficiency, improve your problem-solving skills, and gain an invaluable experience. There is no better place for a Russian Studies student to be in then in Russia and former Soviet Union countries. Immerse yourself with a homestay while studying at SRAS: Novosibirsk State University (Russia), Develop your Russian language while attending ACUA Bard College (Kyrgyzstan), or travel around Russia on a weekend after a long day at KEI: Moscow State University (Russia).           

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options as well. Customized internships are available through some non-GVSU providers such as, SRAS and AUCA Bard College.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Russian Studies students are encouraged to study abroad.
  • No restrictions have been identified by the Russian Studies program. 
  • Courses will be evaluated on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the programs options listed below.

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Kyrgyzstan

ACUA Bard College

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

EESA: Semester Study Abroad Program

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

SRAS: Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia

Northeastern University: A Take of Three Cities

Summer

Non-GVSU

Russia

ACUA Bard College

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia

Russia: Arts, Architecture and Culture Wars

Summer

Non-GVSU

Russia

AIFS: Russian Studies in St. Petersburg

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Russia

CIEE: Summer Russian Studies Program

Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia

Florida State University: Language & Culture

Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia

KEI: Moscow State University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Russia

SRAS: Novosibirsk State University

Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia

SRAS: Russian Studies in St. Petersburg

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Russia

SRAS: Saint Petersburg State University

Semester

Non-GVSU

Russia, Ukraine

SRAS: Russian as a Second Language

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

Critical Language Scholarship

Summer 

Non-GVSU

Russia, Vladimir 

Critical Language Scholarship

Summer

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

Russia

SRAS: Translation Abroad

Semester

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Jeremy Robinson 
robinjer@gvsu.edu 
616-331-8907 
D-2-136 Mackinac Hall 



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