Business Russian language & internship (BRLI) program
Combining intensive language classes and substantive internships in Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia or Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Business Russian Language & Internship (BRLI) program gives students valuable insight into the international workplace and prepares them to use Russian in a professional context.
Offered in Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan
Available during Fall, Spring, Academic Year, and Summer (8 week) terms
15 – 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in business Russian language, commerce, communication, and business etiquette
15 – 20 hours per week at a substantive Russian-language internship
Internship disciplines include business & innovation, investment, marketing, journalism, STEM, and more
Participants earn 15-16 U.S. academic credits per semester (8-10 for summer) in Russian language and regional studies through Bryn Mawr College
Small class sizes (4 - 6 students), grouped by proficiency level; placement testing conducted at beginning of program
Housing with carefully-selected, experienced host families or university dorms; host families provide two meals per day
Weekly excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance, such as local businesses, theatres, museums, and exhibitions
Extended regional field study excursions outside the host city, led by U.S. resident directors; students in Russia have visited sites such as Volgograd and Saratov, while groups in Almaty have traveled to Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad
Financial aid from American Councils is available for BRLI. Please visit www.acstudyabroad.org/financialaid to learn more about available scholarships.
- 4 semesters of college-level Russian language
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- At least 18 years old by application deadline
Summer programs: February 15
Fall / Academic Year programs: March 15
Spring programs: October 15
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Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the BRLI website at www.acstudyabroad.org/brli
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