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The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) provides the opportunities to gain in-depth Russian language study and Russian area studies in a variety of sites all over Russia, from the cultural capital of St. Petersburg, to the political center of Moscow, from the broad and beautiful expanse of Siberia, to the eastern reaches of Vladivostok.

Students have a program core of intensive language study and cultural immersion, combined with courses covering subjects from culture and history to politics and economics. Choose from one of 3 tracks: Russian Language, Area Studies in Moscow, St. Petersburt, Irkutsk, or Vladivostok, or an Internship program. Study at the SRAS center, or direct enroll into prominent Russian universities.


Area(s) of Study

  • Art History
  • Economics
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Russian
  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • Government
  • Liberal Arts
  • Russian, East European, And Eu
  • Cultural Studies
  • History

Sponsored by SRAS - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

SEMESTER: Students choose from 3 tracks at any site: Russian Language, Area Studies, or Internship; or MGIMO Universitet in Moscow. Students earn 15-18 hours of transfer credit upon successful completion of the program. SUMMER: Students must study at least 6 weeks, and can extend any summer program with language study.


Students can choose from a variety of foci and locations, including Russian Language, Diplomacy & Int'l Relations, Environmental Studies, Far East studies, Museum Studies, Business, and internships. Select the location below for a full list of program options.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Russian


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Students generally live in dormitory-style housing (included in program fee). Students may choose to stay in home stays for an additional fee, which also includes 2 meals.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program costs vary by program and location. See SRAS's website for cost details of each site. Budget reflects MGIMO no-lang for semester; Moscow 6-week language for summer. (Other sites include Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, & Vladivostok. Also Ukraine & Kyrgyzstan.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 30, 2020 to May 30, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • June 11, 2020 to July 26, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 23, 2020 to December 20, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Int Travel Safety for Students
Visa Information

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Colby Seay. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change