Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, Russian majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the Russian department sponsor programs across Russia, in cities such as Moscow, Yaroslavl, and Irkutsk.


As part of the Irkutsk program, students will study at Irkutsk State University, miles from the shore of Russia's "Sacred Sea," Lake Baikal. Courses often focus on the biology, geology, and geography of the nearby lake, as well as Russian language courses designed to develop and strengthen linguistic skills.


As part of the Moscow program, students will attend classes at The Russian State University for the Humanities. Participants enroll in a wide range of liberal arts courses and intensive language courses. Students in this program are also given the unique experience of living with a Russian family in the city.


As part of the Yaroslavl program, students will enroll in courses at Yaroslavl State University through their International Department. Courses will focus mainly on language and literature, as well as Russian history and politics. Participants will immerse themselves further in Russian culture by living with a Russian family in the city.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the Russian Area Studies department based on content of the curricula.



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