Russian

6th-year Russian

8 weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia

This course is intended for students who have already achieved high levels of proficiency in Russian. Typically, a student at this level will have completed 5th-year study and will have lived in Russia for a year or more.

Students applying for this course should be comfortable speaking Russian in a wide range of situations, should be easily understood by Russians, should be able to follow and participate in conversations on familiar topics, and should have a firm mastery of grammar and idiom.

This course is intended to expand the range of registers and styles in which students are comfortable; to familiarize them with the norms of discourse in a range of styles, from academic and journalistic to literary and informal, both in writing and in speech; to help them fine-tune their ability to read between the lines.

By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a proficiency level of Advanced High or Superior.

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COURSE DATES
June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 598

ELIGIBILITY

  • Placement Test
  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors

CULTURAL PROGRAMS

  • Cooking lessons
  • Walking tours
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Russian song lessons
  • Russian craft lessons
  • Opportunities for optional (self-funded) excursions in and around St. Petersburg

LOCATION
The second-largest metropolitan area in Russian, St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the North," is considered the country's most European city and its cultural capital. St. Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largst art museums in the world, and several universities and research institutes. The city played key roles in the Russian Revolution and in World War II.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in St. Peterlburg is managed by the Derzhavin Institute for Arizona State University.

 

Students live with Russian-speaking host families. Host families provide breakfast and dinner. Students purchase lunch in any of the restaurants in the vicinity of their classroom building.

 

 

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS  Department of State Seal

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $9,650 for the study of Russian CLI-Russia.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS 

Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $4,000 for superior applicants to study Russian in CLI-Russia.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $8,000 for students in financial need to study abroad, including in CLI overseas programs. Gilman applications require certification of the program by your institution's study-abroad office.  If you apply for Gilman support, please contact cli@asu.edu for assistance in getting the required information to your institution.

Gilman summer study applications are accepted from August to October  and January to March. Please apply for the early competition, if possible, since applicants to the later competition will not learn their award status until after the deadline to commit to CLI study. Please contact cli@asu.edu for details on timing your Gilman application.

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2018 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs, up to the total program fee. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

The CLI St. Petersburg program fee of $7,500* includes:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 weeks homestay
  • breakfast and dinner
  • cultural activities
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card
  • transportation to and from airport
  • textbooks

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • lunch
  • personal expenses (including excess baggage fees)
  • visa

*All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.