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    Study Russian in Moscow or St. Petersburg

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    Study in Moscow or St. Petersburg 2015 – 2016
    Russian Language, Culture & Homestay: 20 hrs / wk
    Housing & Meals Included – Start any Monday
    2 wks: $1795 / 4 wks: $3195 / 6 wks: $4595 USD
    Minimum age 18 yrs

    The Program


    Program is available in Moscow or St. Petersburg, two of the best places to study Russian. Everybody speaks “pure” Russian in St. Petersburg which is standard throughout the country. Situated in a classic style building, the program provides all the facilities required to study Russian – 10 modern classrooms, including audio, video, and computerized language laboratory.

    Courses are provided in 6-levels, from Beginners through Advanced. Prime objective is to teach students how to communicate in Russian. Maximum class size is 12 students. Program is available from January to November. All instructors are native Speakers and all hold a university degree either in Russian as a Foreign Language or Linguistics. Housing and meals included in price.

    Red Square, Moscow

    The Location

    Moscow and St. Petersburg are two of the most attractive cities in Russia. Founded by “Peter the Great” in 1703 proclaiming it to be the “Window to the West”, it is the most European city within Russia. It was here that Dostoevsky wrote his classic novels, and where Lenin started his political march to revolution. St. Petersburg’s museums, such as the Hermitage – one of the greatest art collections in the world, theaters, and other tourist attractions are all within easy reach. Today, Russia is going through another historical change, and there is no better place in Russia to experience this transition, study Russian and the culture, than in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

    CSA arranges to have a staff person from the school meet you upon arrival into Moscow or Pulkova airport (St. Petersburg) and escort you directly to your housing assignment. Also,if you arrive by train CSA will arrange to have a staff person meet you upon arrival.

    Courses

    Russian Language – all levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior. Four hours of class per day, M-F. All students are given a placement test and placed in the appropriate level. All the instructors are experienced, skilled professionals with college degrees in teaching Russian. Class size is 8-12 students maximum. Programs from January to November.

    In St. Petersburg, everybody speaks “pure” Russian, which is standard throughout the country.

    Elementary Level: This is a beginning level course in Russian grammar, conversation, writing, and phonetics. Meets for 20 hours per week.

    Intermediate Level: This course is for those students who have mastered basic grammar, vocabulary, composition, and phonetic ability. The course enhances students ability in these areas, as well as pronunciation and written expression. Meets for 20 hours per week.

    Tsaritsino Park Moscow
    Advanced Level: This course emphasizes drills in grammar, vocabulary, extensive written compositions, including the use of commercial (business) colloquial forms, and perfecting spoken (conversation) ability. Meets for 20 hours.

    Superior Advanced Level: This course emphasizes perfecting all aspects already acquired, and further developing the ability to converse and write in a more sophisticated level. Meets for 20 hours per week.

    Cultural Courses: Russian Culture, Literature and History courses are available for those students who are at least in the intermediate level of Russian. May begin on any Monday.

    Academic Credit

    Students earn 3-4 credits per month. Thus, about 1 credit per week. 4 hours of class are taught daily, 20 hours per week.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.

    The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs

    Activities

    In Moscow, students do local sightseeing and visits to museums, theatre, shopping, and nearby excursions.

    Excursions are available. Schedule available upon arrival. Optional, and cost extra for transportation and entrance fees (museums). Small fee. Usually, 2 excursions a week are organized including theatre visits (opera, Drama, ballet), trips to the Hermitage, shopping tours, and excursions to the countryside and other cities such as Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Novgorod and Moscow. Other activities may include an evening party (vecherinka) with caviar, and Russian folk songs, and a visit to a summer”dacha” (country cottage). A schedule will be given on arrival.

    Housing – Included

    Housing is provided with Russian host family. Single room, and 2 meals daily (breakfast / dinner). Bathroom is usually shared. Carefully selected host families are located either in the city center or close to metro station (subway).

    Staying in a home allows participants the independence and flexibility of their own schedule, as well as have the “company and warmth” of staying with a Russian family.

    Host family details provided with your confirmation documents.

    You can arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know. But unless staying with a friend, relative, or in a nearby hotel, we highly recommend staying with a host family.

    Dates and Fees

    * Can start any Monday.
    * 4 hrs per day / 20 hrs per week
    * Housing included (host family + meals)

    2 weeks $1795 USD
    4 weeks $3195 USD
    6 weeks $4595 USD

    Addtl week = $700 USD extra per week – includes housing.

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    Requirements

    Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 18. Visa required for entry.

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    Arrival

    Plan on arriving 1 – 2 days prior to start date. Airport pick-up is included. Email your flight arrival details to arrange.

    HOLIDAYS

    National holidays – Christmas and New Years.

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    Register Now - to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.