Critical Language Scholarship Program | Russian
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The Russian Language

Requires One Year of Prior Study (CLS Spark Virtual; no pre-requisite)

If you're looking for a language that offers access to a broader variety of people, cultures, and countries, then Russian might be just what you're looking for. Russian is spoken by over a hundred million people in Russia, and is spoken by many people across much of the former Soviet Union, from the country of Georgia to Kazakhstan.

Russian continues to be one of the most in-demand languages among employers in both the public and private sectors due to its international relevance and unique versatility. Russian language study is a foray into careers as diverse as speech pathology, comparative literature, and international trade, and it has the potential to open doors to regions of the world you may never have considered before.

Program Sites

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
American University of Central Asia
Jun 05, 2022 - Aug 03, 2022
Tbilisi, Georgia
American Councils for International Education
Jun 13, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022

Previous Institutes

Featured Alumni Profiles

Matthew Tappert
Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
Kaitlyn Johnson
Russian 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia
Daniel Rothberg
Russian 2020
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia