College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Study Russian Language Abroad

Study Russian Language Abroad

Students learning Russian at UTSA have a number of opportunities to study abroad in countries where Russian language is spoken. Although it is currently not possible to study abroad in Russia, Russian language study abroad programs are offered in the following countries:

  • Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Caucasus region: Georgia
  • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan

By participating on a study abroad program, students can earn credit toward the Russian minor or the Foreign Language Major with a concentration in Russian. Both short-term study programs and semester programs are available.

Scholarship Opportunities:

There are many scholarship opportunities to help fund study abroad programs. Russian is marked as a “Critical Need Language” by the US Government, which increases funding opportunities. Students should plan to look at scholarship opportunities up to one year in advance of their travel date. Please see the following award opportunities, which UTSA Russian students have received:

Please email Russian Program Director, Andrew Chapman, at for application advice and how programs will apply toward UTSA credit. 

Domestic Opportunities:

Students are also able to earn credit in intensive summer language programs. By participating in one of these programs, students can transfer credit toward the minor/major and typically earn up to a year of language experience. On these programs, students typically spend 4-5 hours per day taking intensive language classes. Students can also study other Slavic languages such as Ukrainian, Polish, or Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian.

We recommend the following programs in Russian:


  • Arizona State University Critical Language Institute (domestic, abroad, and hybrid programs)
  • University of Pittsburgh Summer Language Institute (domestic programs)
  • Middlebury Language School (see scholarships for students attending Hispanic Serving Institutions).

Please email Russian Program Director, Andrew Chapman, at for application advice and how programs will apply toward UTSA credit.




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