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The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) provides the opportunity to gain in-depth Russian language study and insight into the unique geo-political and historical identity of the Ukraine. 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 Russian Language, an Internship track, or the Policy and Conflict in Post-Soviet Space programs. Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space seeks to critically analyze the post-Soviet era. Students will visit multiple post-Soviet states to discuss the conflicts in these states, both past and present, with local students, teachers, and experts. Past itineraries have included Ukraine*, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia.


Area(s) of Study

  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • History
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Russian, East European, And Eu
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Slavic And Eurasian Languages
  • Government
  • International Business
  • Russian
  • Undergraduate Studies

Sponsored by SRAS - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students earn 15-18 hours of transfer credit upon successful completion of the program, including 9 hrs Russian language, and program specific courses.


Students choose from either the Policy & Conflict program or the Russian Language or Internship track, located in Kiev. See also programs in Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan for more 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

Semester budget reflects Policy & Conflict program; summer budget reflects 6-week Russian language program (8-week option available). See SRAS's website for cost details of each site.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 27, 2020 to May 17, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • June 27, 2020 to August 9, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 24, 2020 to December 12, 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