Guidebook

Please choose from the following sections:

  • Academic Program
    Overview of the program’s educational philosophies and procedures.  Includes a tentative academic calendar and list of available courses.
  • Cultural Program
    Studying in Russia is more than just taking classes.  Click here for more information about excursions to Novgorod and Moscow, as well as trips to the city’s famous landmarks.
  • Health and Nutrition Information
    Everything you need to know in order to stay healthy abroad. Information on insurance, emergency health care, and the Russian diet.
  • Housing
    This section covers what to expect when living with a host family.
  • Money and Communications
    Information on the ruble, exchange rates, and the best ways to keep in touch with your family and friends back home.
  • Getting There (and Back!)
    How to organize travel arrangements through the Off Campus Study Office.  Also includes information on passports, visas, and other documents required upon entry into Russia.
  • Packing
    What to bring, and what to do if you forgot something.  Includes suggestions for gifts.
  • Health and Nutrition Information
    Everything you need to know in order to stay healthy abroad.  Information on insurance, emergency health care, and the Russian diet.
  • Security
    How to stay safe during your semester abroad.