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CofC in Russia 2017: Russian Language and Literature

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2017
Program Starts: May 16, 2017
Program Ends: Jun 14, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,954
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Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
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What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- Breakfast and lunch daily
- Ground transportation
- Excursions
- Russian visa fees
- Medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Dinner
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for six credits is $2,844 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for six credits is $3,696 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.
Program Description


Students will take the following courses:

LTRS 210: 19th Century Russian Literature (3 credits)
RUSS 314: Russian Conversation and Composition (3 credits)*

*Prerequisite for RUSS 314: RUSS 202 or permission of the instructor


This program has been in partnership with Mordovia State University (MSU) in Saransk, Russia since 2009. The MSU Russian language and literature department will coordinate housing arrangements, cultural activities, and be available to help 24/7 in case of emergencies.

This program will be comprised of two courses:
- LTRS 210: 19th Century Literature- we will visit the cities and walk the streets where Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky walked and wrote their great works.

- RUSS 314: Russian Conversation and Composition (The Russian's World: Life and Language) will include two parts: one in class and one as a field research and writing project.

The entire program is planned for 29 days, with 4 days in St. Petersburg, 2 in Moscow, 2 in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, which brands itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia. The rest of our time will be spent in Saransk staying at the university dormitory, attending classes, and spending time with Russian peers.


Dr. Oksana P. Ingle
Department of German and Russian Studies
JC Long 428

Dr. Ingle is an adjunct professor in Russian Studies for CofC. She led the Russia study abroad program in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. She is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, and has extensively traveled throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Ingle. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

Dr. Ingle's blog:

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