For more information on study abroad programs for Russian majors, please contact:

Irina Mikaelin, Senior Lecturer in Russian
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures | 419 Burrowes Building, University Park, PA 16802 |

Education Abroad Programs Recommended by the Department:

CIEE: St. Petersburg, Russian Language
The teaching in this program has traditionally been at a high level and the classes are fairly small. Penn State students study side by side with students from other major U.S. Russian programs. The locus of the program is St. Petersburg, which is a major cultural center, yet somewhat less hectic than Moscow. In addition, since Penn State participates in the CIEE program, transferring grades from a summer, semester or full year of study broad is relatively easy.

Academic Notes:

The department recommends two full years of Russian (16 credits) prior to a summer study abroad program, and an additional semester for students choosing a semester or year-long program. Students should plan to take RUS 400 (the senior seminar) and RUS 405 (Russian literature seminar) at University Park.

Other Important Information:

Please see a faculty member from the Russian program (Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages) for further information.

For more information on global experiences and enrichment funding in the College of the Liberal Arts, please contact the Career Enrichment Network staff at or 814-865-1070.

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