Study abroad
Study Russian on a program uniquely designed to maximize your linguistic and cultural immersion
Develop advanced language and intercultural skills
Excel in small classes taught by expert Russian faculty
Earn U.S. academic credit in a variety of diciplines
Explore Moscow and its most famous sites
Live with host families or in university dormitories to have a conversational practice in a relaxed environment
Study local culture and customs
The University of Mississippi has an exchange program with
the International University in Moscow
Experience a unique culture at the very heart of Russia
Russian Study broad program combines intensive classroom instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities
Students' Reviews
Mary Holand
International Relations Major
I was placed in Nizhny Novgorod. It is a beautiful city, full of kind, wonderful people. Nizhny, which was closed off to foreigners during the Soviet period, amazed me by its economic and cultural diversity. It's a place that defines modern Russia. My Russian improved immensely through specialized classes, topical lectures, regional excursions, and twice-weekly meetings with a language partner."
Max Sotrop
Criminal Justice Major
I was an exchange student in Moscow during the summer and it was so fun. I went to art
museums, and history museums, and I saw all the famous landmarks that I had only seen on
postcards and snowglobes, like the Kremlin, and St. Basil's Cathedral. And speaking of snow,
on my birthday in June, flurries started falling when I was walking in Gorky Park, I couldn't
believe how cold it got. My favorite thing was the ice cream, it tasted so different over there.
Wess Helton
International Relations Major
Despite all the snow, I enjoyed my time studying abroad in Russia. I learned a lot in class but still had time to visit St. Petersburg, Sochi and Volgograd, among other cities. I had the opportunity to meet Russian students and living with a host family allowed me to experience Russian food. Our group also went on excursions once a week to various museums or other points of interest in Moscow. Although I had fun, the biggest impact of studying abroad was the improvement in my language abilities and I highly recommend studying abroad if you wish to make a major improvement in your Russian.
Study and travel
Study Abroad Office
Blair T. McElroy

Study Abroad Advisor for Russia, Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Critical Language Locations
+1 662 915 1508

Students who plan to study abroad in Russia are encouraged to contact the University of Mississippi Study Abroad Office.

The Study Abroad Office offers programs in Russia where students at all levels of Russian study a variety of linguistic, literary, and cultural topics.

Blair is eager to guide students through the steps of the study abroad process. Schedule an appointment with Blair to discuss your options in Russia and begin your application!

Scholarships for study abroad are widely available from a variety of sources
the Critical Language Scholarship
This is a fully funded State Department scholarship, meaning everything from my flights, to housing, to administrative fees were covered. Students even receive a stipend. Each year the program is conducted in different cities across the Russian-speaking world.
This Department of Education scholarship program is to encourage the study of Russian and Turkish language. You can apply directly though American Councils, the study abroad company that manages the RLASP program, and is only available for the Moscow program. To apply for this scholarship, you have to write and outreach proposal that includes information about how this scholarship would directly effect your education as well as how you plan to share your experience with others and encouraged them to study Russian. The average reward for this scholarship is $7,000.
The Russian Language and Area Studies Program
The Russian Language and Area Studies Program is administered through American Councils. With three program cities, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Vladimir, the program brings together a wide range of students from many American universities. The curriculum combines intensive language training, in small class sizes, with cultural courses and excursions. You may also be able to complete an internship and learn more about Russian business culture. The "area studies" portion of the program comes in through a week-long excursion through Russia.
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