Study Abroad

St Petersburg Square
 Gardens and building in Russia
Gold onion dome spires
 Canal and buildings in Russia

The Havighurst Center, in cooperation with the Russian program in the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC), recommends the following language programs to students interested in studying abroad in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  For more information about the programs, transferring credits and travel funding, contact Dr. Ben Sutcliffe, GRAMELAC, or Dr. Steve Norris, Director of the Havighurst Center,

Russian Language in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 

Spend a semester immersed in Russian language in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through Miami's new Co-Sponsored program. Students will take intensive Russian language and Kyrgyz culture courses, and will have the opportunity to stay with a host family to further increase their language skills. 

 This program offers multiple cultural excursions built into the program fee. Past excursions have included:

  • Weekend trip to a Kyrgyz village for a yurt building ceremony
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Ata – Beiit Memorial to the Stalinist purges
  • Master classes (traditional crafts and/or cooking)
  • Ala-Archa National Park
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Historical Museum (ancient to modern local history)
  • Barskoon Waterfall

As a co-sponsored program, you will pay Miami tuition plus a program fee while applying your Miami scholarships. Contact to learn more.

AIFS Study Abroad in Russia

Summer, semester or academic year
(no previous Russian language study required)

This program is co-sponsored with AIFS to provide an approved home bill semester study abroad opportunity for Russian language minors and for majors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. As a co-sponsored program, you will pay Miami tuition plus a program fee while applying your Miami scholarships.

Lithuania Program

Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies has created a new Lithuania Program, which will help bring attention to this Baltic country, NATO ally, and EU member as well as allow Miami students to study in Lithuania (including internship and research opportunities).  For more information, contact Dr. Neringa Klumbyte, Anthropology,

CIEE Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg

Semester or year-long
Requires 4 semesters of college-level Russian (or equivalent)
CIEE College Study Broad, St. Petersburg, Russian Language

American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Moscow

Fall, Spring, Academic Year, and Summer (8 weeks)
Requires 2 semesters of college-level Russian (or equivalent)
Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Russian Language at Winter School in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Winter School: Russian Language/

Summer Russian Language Instruction at Vilnius University, Lithuania

For more information, contact Dr. Neringa Klumbyte, Anthropology,

Estonia Study Abroad

Students in front of sign -- The Times We Had
 Estonia Downtown
 Cathedral Ceiling
 Estonia Government Building
 Estonia building
Inside entertainment facility
 Inside an Estonia Church
 Estonia Marketplace
Estonia Church
 Estonia government building
 Estonia Church Steeple
 Estonia cityscape
 Student in Estonia marketplace

Lithuania Study Abroad

Students dancing on stage in festival
 Girls serving bread at festival
 Students eating at festival
 Students playing traditional game at festival
 Students dressed in period clothing
 Students on river cruise
 Students dancing in ballroom wearing period costuming
 Students on tour in Lithuania
 Students in front of naval ship
 Students on tour in Lithuania
 Students inside cathedral
 Student in formal garden
 Students posing with stuffed bear