Education Abroad for
Russian Language Majors
Globalize Your Education
Russian language majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Russian language major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the Russian language by gaining exposure to local speech patterns both inside and outside of the classroom.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said, "Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag." My encounters with the people, culture, and languages of Kazakhstan are experiences that I will always carry with me as I carve my path in our globalized landscape.
- Jessica Rhee, Russian.
Program: Russian Overseas Flagship Program: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Russian language Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Russian language majors.
CIEE Russian Area Studies Program in St. Petersburg, Russia
CIEE Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg, Russia
CIEE Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia
CIEE Summer Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Overseas Flagship Program: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Russian Overseas Flagship Program: Almaty, Kazakhstan (RLASP) - Summer
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.