Study in Moscow and St. Petersburg
The department of German, Russian, and East Asian languages (GREAL) offers an intensive Russian language program in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The program includes a rich and diverse cultural experience: trips to Vladimir and Suzdal, the tsars’ summer palaces in Peterhof and Pavlovsk, attendance at performances of the Bolshoy and Maryinsky opera and ballet theaters, the Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery, St. Issaac Cathedral, and more. The program is organized in conjunction with the Maxim Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, and the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg. Both Russian and Colorado College professors conduct the classes. All courses are taught in Russian under the Colorado College Block Plan.
Length of Program: Blocks 7 and 8.
Eligibility: Russian 101 and 102 or equivalent.
Credit: 2 units.
Application Deadline: December 10.
Campus Advisor: Alexei Pavlenko.
Semester in St. Petersburg
The Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg has been the base for CC students of Russian since 1996. The institute is located in the historic Petrogradskaya Storona of St. Petersburg. The capital of the Russian empire, St. Petersburg is the city of Peter I and Catherine the Great, of Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoevsky. Situated on 44 islands, this “Venice of the North” has been a site for Russia’s decisive historical events: The Decembrist uprising, the assassination of Alexander II, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the 900-day siege during World War II. St. Petersburg has survived as the only city in Russia — and the world — that prides on its original XVIII century architecture reflecting a unique synthesis of Western European and Russian cultures. Nevsky offers majors in Russian studies, European studies, linguistics and linguistic arts, finance, and more. It is one of the first independent institutes in post-Soviet Russia. The intent of the exchange program is to give a CC student with advanced Russian language proficiency an opportunity to study humanities/social science in classes taught in Russian.
Length of Program: Fall or spring semester.
Credit: 4 units.
Application Deadline: October 15 for spring, April 15 for fall.
Campus Advisors: Alexei Pavlenko.