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Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Marc Robinson, Rita Safariants Field of Study: Russian
Department: OFFC Course Number: 172
Language of Instruction: Russian Program Host: Irkutsk University
Prerequisites: 2 years college Russian Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

This program offers students an opportunity to study in one of the most important geopolitical areas of Russia—Siberia. The program is based in the city of Irkutsk, one of the largest cities (population is around 590,000) in southern Siberian Russia and a major academic center of the  region. Irkutsk is located about 66 km from Lake Baikal. Students have the opportunity to combine study of the Russian language with cultural studies that may include ethnographic studies, studies of ecology and environmental studies, studies of religious and cultural minorities. The program will be enriched by educational opportunities unique to Irkutsk, such as studies focused on Lake Baikal, or studies of cultural and business interaction in Asia. The academic program is supplemented with excursions and field trips coordinated with the academic program through classroom preparation.

Students live with Russian families selected by the host institution. All meals are taken with the family. Apartments are within walking distance of the university or near the public transportation lines.

This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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