politics & public diplomacy in contemporary russia program
Designed to give participants new insight into the country today, the Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia program explores regional developments and conflict, economic and political reforms under Vladimir Putin, the role of mass media, and new cultural phenomena shaping Russian society.
Offered in Moscow at Moscow International University
Available during the Summer term (5 weeks)
20 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local conflict, elections and opposition figures, economic policy and sanctions, and the role of mass media, all taught in English by expert host-institution faculty
Students also receive basic instruction in Russian language - no prior knowledge is required. Students with previous Russian experience continue at the appropriate level
Russian-language conversation partners for two hours per week
Participants earn 8-10 U.S. academic credits in political science and Russian studies through Bryn Mawr College
Housing university dormitories with other U.S. students
Cultural activities & regional excursions, including a weekend trip to St. Petersburg, led by U.S. resident directors
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad
Financial aid from American Councils is available for the Politics & Public Diplomacy program. Please visit www.acstudyabroad.org/financialaid to learn more about available scholarships.
- No foreign language experience required
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- At least 18 years old by application deadline
Summer programs: February 15
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