Vanderbilt University's Maymester in Russia

Vanderbilt University's Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2018

 

Spend four weeks in the ancient provincial city of Vladimir – one of Russia's first capital cities and political-economic powerhouses – studying, serving, exploring, interacting with Russians from many different social groups, including Russian university students, and reflecting about your knowledge and perceptions of contemporary Russia.

 

https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf

 

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

“...any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. ...I participated in a culture without being a tourist...and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)