RLASP (Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program):
The American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) serves both graduate and undergraduate students. The academic program is designed to improve participants’ oral, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian language and to develop their knowledge of Russian history, politics, culture, and society. The academic year, semester, and summer programs provide approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University, the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg, and the KORA Center for Russian Language in Vladimir. One day per week of the academic program is set aside for local cultural excursions.
Age of Students – undergraduate/graduate level college students
Locations – Moscow (Moscow International University), St. Petersburg (Russian State Pedagogical University), Vladimir (KORA Center for Russian Language)
Language Level - Intermediate/Advanced (2 years of college-level coursework)
Program Length - Semester (Spring or Fall), Academic Year, or Summer program