American Councils Summer Russian Language Teacher Program

American Councils is pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Russian Language Teacher Program.


The program offers current and prospective American teachers of Russian language and culture the opportunity to reach new levels of competency in Russian. The four-week program is designed to accommodate the particular professional interests and needs of teachers of Russian, incorporating grammar and conversation courses with lectures and workshops in culture and civilization, and foreign language pedagogy.


Dates: July 2 to August 1, 2020

Location: Russian State Pedagogical University (RSPU) in St. Petersburg

Application deadline: February 18, 2020


The 2020 award will cover orientation in Washington, DC, international travel, visa, tuition, materials, housing, two meals per day, cultural excursions, and insurance costs for fifteen American teachers of Russian language.


Program Highlights

Intensive daily individualized and small-group language and pedagogy classes conducted by RSPU faculty
Housing with Russian host families or university dormitory
On-site logistical support by American Councils
Integrated cultural program with a three-day trip to Moscow
Graduate-level credit supported by a U.S. academic transcript (through Bryn Mawr College) upon successful completion of the program

Eligibility Requirements

Teachers of Russian at all levels who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will continue teaching Russian (full- or part-time) in the next academic year
Priority will be given to applicants who have had limited opportunities in recent years to study or travel in Russia

Find full details and start your application here: Applications are due February 18, 2020. Questions? Contact or call 202-833-7522.