Russia 2018

Enjoy a learning experience in Russia, a multiethnic country with a population of approximately 140 million, on a land mass that spans nine time zones. Moscow is the medieval and modern capital of Russia. This ancient city is the central place in the historical development of the Russian empire. Moscow is the center of the arts in Russia, and is home of the Bolshoi Theater. Students take courses at the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (MHSSES). These courses, which focus on advanced-level rhetorical language skills are held two mornings a week. MHSSES places students in internships that reflect their professional interests. This is a highly independent experience in a global city.

 

DATES

Winter 2018: 20-21 January – 14-18 April
Sp/Su 2018: 19-20 May – 11-15 August
Fall 2018: 8-9 Sept. – 1-5 December

 

HOUSING

Students will live in a dormitory (two students per room) on the partner institution campus.
Students are responsible for providing their own meals. Dorm rooms come with a refrigerator, and cooking facilities are available on each floor.

 

COURSES

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (this means 6 credit hours per term of spring-summer combined).
Interns who spoke Russian on their mission may select from the following courses:

RUSS 321 Third-year Grammar and Composition, Part 1 (3 credit hours)
RUSS 322 Third-year Grammar and Composition, Part 2 (3 credit hours)
RUSS 399R Academic Internship (variable credit hours)
RUSS 421 Fourth-year, Part 1 (3 credit hours)
RUSS 422 Fourth-year, Part 2 (3 credit hours)
RUSS 490R Special Studies (variable credit hours)

 

COST

$5,600–6,100
Includes: LDS undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), MHSSES tuition, housing, internship placement, international health insurance coverage, and visa support.
Does not include: airfare, personal expenses, meals.

Cost for Accompanying spouses: $1,700-2,200
Includes: LDS undergraduate tuition for 3 credits, internship placement, international health insurance coverage, housing, and visa support.

 

PREPARATION

Students are required to participate in the prep course, IAS 369R, during the second block of fall semester for the winter program, and during the second block of winter semester for the spring-summer and fall programs.
Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program.
There must be two blank pages in the passport for the Russian visa.
Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program.
Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

 

FUNDING SOURCES

Regular BYU tuition scholarships and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to international programs. Pell Grants may be applied to fall and winter semesters.
Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the
Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.
Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/student/scholarships).
The College of Humanities provides a $2,000 program discount to students majoring in the humanities and participating in international internships. Contact Dr. Brown for details.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply.
The application requires a $35 fee.
Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.
Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Deadlines: Winter: 15 October 2017; Sp/Su, Fall: 1 February 2018.

 

FACULTY

Dr. Tony Brown, Professor of Russian, is the faculty mentor of the internship program.
3093 JFSB
(801) 422-7012
tony_brown@byu.edu

 

INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
isp@byu.edu
kennedy.byu.edu/isp
Facebook: BYU Moscow Internship

 

PROGRAM ADJUSTMENTS

ISP reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates
due to conditions beyond its control.