DATES

4 May–22 June 2018 (approximately)

HOUSING

Students will stay in apartments of individuals or families, where a single room will be provided. Students should plan to room with another participant of the program.

Housing includes two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), seven days a week.

COURSES

Courses are taught at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) by HSE faculty and concentrate on vocabulary development, conversation, pronunciation, and cultural knowledge. Courses are held five days a week for five-six hours a day. Students will receive credit for the following courses:
RUSS 211 – Second-Year Conversation (4.0 credits)
RUSS 301 – Intermediate Russian on Study Abroad (2 credits)
RUSS 330 – Cultural History of Russia (3.0 credits)

PREPARATION

Students should have completed RUSS 201 and 202 prior to departure.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R 1.0 credit hour). This class will be held Tuesdays from 4:00–6:00 pm during the second block of winter semester 2018.

COST

$3,500–4,000

Includes: LDS, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), all program excursions, and international health insurance.

Not included: Housing and two meals a day with host family (approx. $1,125), airfare, local transportation, personal expenses, or meals on excursions.

During winter semester 2018, part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee of approximately $270 for the preparation course.

FUNDING SOURCES

Regular BYU tuition scholarships and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to Study Abroad programs.

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 be used (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply
A non-refundable $35 application fee is required.
Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.
Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.
Deadline: 21 December 2017

FACULTY

Dr. Jennifer Bown is the Faculty Director of the program:
Jennifer_bown@byu.edu, (801) 422-3207

SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT

Students should refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures.

INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
kennedy.byu.edu/isp

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.