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Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Marc Robinson, Rita Safariants Field of Study: Culture, History, Literature, Russian
Department: OFFC Course Number: 221
Language of Instruction: Russian Program Host: Novgorod State University
Prerequisites: 2 years college Russian Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

The fall semester program at Novgorod State University (NVSU) allows flexible language and culture studies while integrating classes outside the St. Olaf Russian major within a Russian context. While in Novgorod, students will focus on perfecting their Russian language skills in an academic setting while adapting to daily Russian life.

In addition to enhancing their Russian fluency, students will enroll in a Russian culture class that covers a specific aspect of Russian life or history and is combined with city and regional excursions. Along with the culture class, students may choose to have an independent study at NVSU. Credits may transfer to St. Olaf if previous arrangements are made with an on-campus department.

The immersion of students into Russian culture serves as the greatest learning tool offered by the program. Students stay with host families selected by Novgorod State University based on their experience with hosting and their ability to effectively and safely house students. 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
be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Adviser:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 09/01/2017 12/23/2017
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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