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Study Abroad

For more information specific to studying Slavic languages & literatures abroad, check out Slavic at the Learning Abroad Center.

For general information on programs, advising, financial aid, scholarships, policies, and application materials, please visit the Learning Abroad Center.

We highly encourage students studying Russian to consider studying abroad for a portion of their undergraduate studies. Studying abroad for a significant period of time (at least three or four months) will help you develop cultural familiarity and language fluency. The experience also offers students rewarding cultural and educational experiences. Students who study abroad talk about how it has changed their lives in positive ways: improved language skills, first-hand experience of culture, and new perspectives on the world. Students are encouraged to apply for FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) Fellowships to study in Russia.

The Learning Abroad Center has further information on study abroad programs in Russia. This center is the University's comprehensive resource for study, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide. Their advisors can help you select a program, apply for financial aid, register for courses, and prepare for departure.

If you are interested in apply credits earned while studying abroad towards the Russian major or minor, you should meet with our director of undergraduate studies to make sure that the program and courses in which you are interested will fulfill major/minor requirements. In selecting your study abroad program, remember to pay special attention to the requirements for transferring academic credit. Credits transfer most smoothly from programs sponsored by or affiliated with the University of Minnesota.