Study Abroad

Welcome to your Study Russian Abroad experience in Latvia!

Let’s inspire your university to explore this ex-Soviet country, hidden beauty within Europe – Latvia! Studying Russian abroad is an amazing experience. It’s also a great opportunity to see the world, boost your academic credentials, and witness your growth as a person. So if you want to study Russian abroad – this is your chance!

University students who are planning to book the Russian language course with the Russian Language Academy may receive transferable credits.  Please get in touch with your home university’s study abroad advisor or your Russian language teacher to find out about the requirements for credits. RLA will prepare all necessary documents for the credits recognition process.

 Program Options and Supplements Include:

1) Summer (4 – 10 weeks), semester and year programs in Riga – the romantic capital of Latvia.
2) Intensive Russian or Latvian language lessons. Also including Russian for Beginners.
3) Russian for Military – available also for ROTC students.
4) Study Russian abroad program may include lectures and seminars related to your academic programs. For example, forestry, finances, or political science. In addition, sociology, environmental studies, international affairs, anthropology, art and art history, humanities and much more.
5) Faculty-led programs and joint programs. Russian language lessons together with academic lectures in local universities. Lectures are available also in English.

More Supplements to Your Study Abroad Program

6) Discovering Latvia’s cultural UNESCO world heritage. For example, Riga’s Old Town or the unique Song and Dance Celebration. Furthermore, military heritages – Karosta Fortification in Liepaja or Daugavpils Fortress. Similarly, pilgrimage sites and events, also Jewish heritage and more.
7) Moreover, visit the countries of the Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
8) A good possibility to earn credit hours from your home university.
9) Accommodation (Shared Flat, Residence, Apartments, and Russian speaking Host families).
10) Orientation program.
11) Finally, a rich cultural immersion program in the afternoon and during the weekend.

You will like the quality of our study Russian abroad programs and also there are so many options to choose from! Certainly, get in touch with our Study Abroad team at russian@born.edu.lv to receive your special program offer.

Check out the Long-Term studies page for more information and benefits of studying Russian abroad.

To sum up – did you know that your Study Russian Abroad experience is available through various scholarships and awards? For example, Boren, NSLI-Y, The Critical Language Scholarship?

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