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Why Study Russian?


Placement and FL Exemption Testing

Russian Language Course Resources

Study Abroad in Russia

Other Resources for Studying Russian

Resources for Russian Cultural Research


Study Abroad in Russia

Temple University does not have its own study abroad program in Russia, but Temple students do study abroad on a variety of programs in Russia for the summer, semester and entire academic year. Students must complete Russian 2002 (fourth-semester Russian) or its equivalent before going on study abroad. Why study abroad? It’s a life-changing experience that will give you the language and intercultural skills you need to use Russian in your career in government, business, media, education or a non-profit agency!



Study Abroad Programs in Russia

  • American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS ( with summer, semester, and academic year programs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir.  ACTR also began offering programs in Almaty (Kazakhstan) in 2014.
  • Middlebury College's Schools Abroad offers programs in Moscow, Yaroslavl', and Irkutsk (
  • The Council on International Educational Exchange ( with summer, semester, and academic year programs in St. Petersburg.
  • The School of Russian and Asian Studies ( with summer, semester, and academic year programs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok.
  • Temple University’s Study Abroad Office ( can help you plan your program.
  • We encourage students to consider applying for scholarships through the National Security Education Program ( Or you can apply for the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program if you are a Pell Grant Recipient ( Another terrific source is the Boren Scholarship (
  • For more information on how make the most of educational opportunities through study abroad, resources are available at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition of the University of Minnesota (


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