Russian Strategic Language Initiative

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 25th, 2011

To Whom It May Concern,

We are writing to provide additional information about the Russian Immersion Program offered during the 2011 summer session at California State University, Northridge. Students who take advantage of this program will gain cross-cultural experience that will give them a competitive edge in today’s growing international business community.

Due to the program’s ongoing success, it has been expanded to include college students from around the country. SLI is accepting applications from students of all levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian).

The program is comprised of three phases: a six-week immersion residential program at CSUN during the 2011 summer session; continued study of Russian at the students’ respective institutions during the 2011-2012 academic year as well as weekly communication with the SLI instructors at CSUN; and a six-week study abroad opportunity where students will study Russian at the prestigious Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow during the summer session of 2012.

Students who are accepted into the 2011 six-week residential immersion program are eligible for scholarships that will cover a portion of the following costs: instruction, textbooks, room and board, and field trips. Upon completion of the program, students will receive 6 to 9 transferrable semester credits for each of the summer sessions.

I attached additional information about the Russian Strategic Language Initiative Program and would appreciate it if you would distribute this information to students who may be interested in applying. The attached brochure includes our phone number and email address so that students may contact us directly. Additional information about the Russian SLI Program and the program application can be accessed at:

The deadline to apply is March 11, 2011.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Torabi, Graduate Assistant, at 818-677-3593 or 818-807-7084 or Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

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