Russia is more than a country. It is a multilayered culture of contrasts, where old and new coexist in the landscape, in the city, and in the mindset of its inhabitants. Its rich history, its intellectual debates, and its sense of mission are an undercurrent present in everyday life.
A semester in Russia is more than just the best way to become fluent in Russian. It’s an adventure that will affect you for the rest of your life, no matter what you do or where you do it. Your Russian experiences will become a part of you and will feed your inner life and your personal strengths.
Russia is more than Moscow. Spanning nine time zones and half the globe, Russia is a physical and mental territory to be discovered. Choose your destination to fit your own academic interests. If you’re thinking of a career in government, you’ll probably want to study in one of Russia’s two capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg. If your passion is theater, you can study acting with world-class directors in Moscow, whose cultural life rivals New York’s and London’s. If you love wildlife or want to make a difference on environmental issues, Siberia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s largest fresh water lake, could be just the place for you. Or experience Russia’s “Wild East” in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok, close to China and Japan. Whatever your goal, there is a program in Russia for you.
Begin exploring the possibilities at the websites below. Make sure to consult with a faculty member before deciding where to apply. All study abroad must be approved in advance by Trinity’s Office of Study Away.