Summer Russian Language Program in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia; University of Utah, Deadline: March 5

Dates:

June 25 – July 31

Field(s) of Study:

Russian

Language of Instruction:

Russian

Description:

Krasnoyarsk is the third-largest city in Siberia and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai. The city was founded in 1628 and currently holds a very diverse population of approximately 1 million people. Krasnoyarsk sits on the banks of the Yenesei River and is surrounded to the north and east by agricultural areas and to the south and west by forested hills and the gigantic rock cliffs of the Stolby Nature Reserve, a popular area for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The city is considered to be a stronghold of rugby union in Siberia; it is the former home of the Rugby Union of Russia (which has since relocated to Moscow) and some of Russia’s international rugby matches are played at Central Stadium in Krasnoyarsk. Krasnoyarsk is also a very prominent scientific and educational center of Siberia, with over 30 higher education facilities. The curriculum consists of five weeks of intensive Russian language study. Students can expect to be in class 20 hours a week and, upon completion of the program, will earn 6 University of Utah credits in Russian. Students will spend two days exploring the historic city of Moscow before traveling to Krasnoyarsk. Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University (KSPU) will provide a variety of extra-curricular activities. Possible excursions include a visit ot the Stolby nature reserve (the center of rock climbing in Russia), a Russian Banya (sauna) the local Coca-Cola plant, the second largest hydro-electric station in Russia, a tour of the city’s many fountains, and an outing on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Course Credit:

RUSS 3600 Russian Abroad

Accommodation:

Students will live with host families, where they will be provided with breakfast and dinner every day.

Excursions:

Students will spend two days exploring the historic city of Moscow before traveling to Krasnoyarsk. Kras-noyarsk State Pedagogical University (KSPU) will pro-vide a variety of extra-curricular activities. An excur-sion to Lake Baikal will be included.
Possible optional excursions include a visit to the Stolby nature reserve (the center of rock climbing in Russia), a Russian Banya (sauna), the local Coca-Cola plant, the second largest hydro-electric station in Rus-sia, a tour of the city┬╣s many fountains, and an outing on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Tentative Itinerary:

Friday June 25th Departure from the US
Saturday June 26th Arrival in Moscow
Monday June 28th Fly to Krasnoyarsk
Saturday July 31st Depart Krasnoyarsk

Cost:

The program cost will be $3,650 approx.
Includes: Tuition, group flight from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, lodging, two daily meals, international health insurance, visa costs, excursion to Lake Bai-kal and scheduled social events.
Does Not Include: Airfare to Moscow, passport, books, lunch, personal expenses, local transportation and independent travel.

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Scholarships are available for U of U students. Students can complete the U of U scholarship application online after completing their program application. For specific information about U of U scholarships and other scholarships available, visit www.studyabroad.utah.edu. Many other forms of financial aid (student loans, grants, etc.) and scholarships can also be applied to the program cost. Visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information in SSB 105 or call 581-6211.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

In the event of withdrawal, $300 plus any unrecoverable costs to the Study Abroad Office are non-refundable. To withdraw, the applicant must formally file a Withdrawal Form with the Study Abroad Office. If an applicant is determined ineligible to participate, the $500 deposit will be refunded.

Program Requirements:

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Minimum age of 18.
Two semesters of college level Russian or equivalent is required.

Application Deadline:

5 March 2010

Application Instructions:

Applications are available in the Study Abroad Office (Union 159) and online at:
http://www.studyabroad.utah.edu/?pageId=3644
The application and $500 initial program payment should be presented to the Cashier’s Window, 165 Student Services Building. The cashier will issue a receipt and stamp your application “Paid.” Return the application materials to the Study Abroad Of-fice. All applications will be reviewed by the pro-gram director and the Study Abroad staff to deter-mine eligibility. Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program. Non U of U applicants should submit their initial pro-gram payment directly to the Study Abroad Of-fice.
Additional pre-departure materials will be emailed to all accepted participants.
U of U students, students at other colleges or universities, alumni and qualified members of our community are wel-come to apply to participate in U of U study abroad pro-grams.

Pre-Departure Orientation:

An orientation session will be held to provide program and cultural information. Participants will be con-tacted when this is arranged. At this meeting you will receive course information and travel details, as well as meet others in the group.

Travel to Host Country:

Students will make their own travel arrangements to arrive in Moscow by the appointed date and time. Stu-dents will travel from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk as a group. You may want to meet others on the program at pre-departure meetings to arrange to travel together.

Program Director:

The program will be overseen by University of Utah professor, Jane Hacking, and University of Toronto professor, Julia Mikhailova.

Contact Info:

Study Abroad Advisor
Casey Poe
Union 159
801-581-5849
jpugh@sa.utah.edu

Program Director
Jane Hacking
LNCO 2100
801-581-6688
j.hacking@utah.edu

Program Director
Julia Mikhailova
julia.mikhailova@utoronto.ca

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