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  • Locations: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/31/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.7 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Russian
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: see program description
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: UT Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Experience Type: Study Abroad
Program Coordinator: https://programsabroad.utk.edu/meet-our-team Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, European Studies, Film, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Theater
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Credit: Transfer Click here for a definition of this term In-country or Online?: In-country
Program Description:
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If there is one thing that remains constant in Russia, it is rapid change. The mental snapshots that students take home from Russia are very different from those they bring with them. Language learning happens in the classroom. Cultural insight happens in places like the home, theater, recital hall, cafeteria, and supermarket.

Moscow is the center of Russian cultural and political life. Whether spotting Lenin's ghost in Red Square, exploring neighborhood boutiques, or sampling authentic Georgian cuisine, Moscow offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Students should know, however, that studying in Moscow, with its nine million residents, imper­sonal attitude, and huge crowds in the metro, is not the typical "Russian" experience they might be expecting. As the ease of transitioning into such a large city can be overestimated, Moscow is best suited for students with strong language skills and prior experience in Russia.


Students primarily take their courses at the Middlebury center in Russian language, literature, and culture, with content seminars, "spetskursy", focusing on economics, politics, history, and regional studies. Middlebury's host institution, the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), offers a full range of courses in the humanities and social sciences.