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Middlebury School in Russia: Moscow
Moscow, Russia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: Russian Language Prerequisite: Yes
Program Features: Academic Study, Intensive Language Degree Level: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Erica Sebastian
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.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 10/27/2017 11/03/2017 02/01/2018 06/01/2018
NOTE: Please note, these are DEFAULT program start and end dates. Please check with your program for specific term dates.