The Russian Language

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 Russians, but it's also the lingua franca of the entire former Soviet Union, spoken as a second language by people in the Caucasus and Central Asia, 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, Kyrgyz Republic
Jun 04, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia
Jun 04, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Jun 16, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
Vladimir, Russia
Jun 16, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019

Previous Institutes


Featured Alumni Profiles

Halina Shatravka
Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Baltazar Hernandez
Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Leona Amosah
Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Russian Stories

Announcing the 2016 CLS Application!

We are pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the U.S. Department of State 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau ... Read more