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  • Locations: Yaroslavl, 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, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology
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.

Yaroslavl, celebrating its millennium anniversary in 2010, has an unmistakable feeling of tradition and history, and its Kremlin walls give this city of 650,000 residents the feel of a small town. Onion-domed churches are at the end of seemingly every street, and its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Russia's first pro­fessional theater company was founded here, and its school of icon and fresco painting competed with the Novgorod and Pskov schools. Yaroslavl's vibrant social life gives it a youthful, energetic feel that blends well with its traditional customs.


Founded in 1908, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (YGPU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia. In addition to twelve regular departments, the university maintains an institute of teacher training, a center for Russian language testing of foreign students, an astronomy society, university museum and botanical gardens.

The School in Russia program at YGPU is coordinated through the Department of International Relations. Instructors at the School in Russia program come from the Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, as well from other institutions of higher education in the city.