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CLAHS/DU: VT in Latvia: Study Russian in the European Union (Direct Enroll)
Daugavpils, Latvia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Session 1
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Language(s) in which classes are available:
Russian Max credits offered: 09
Program Type: Direct Enroll, Non-VT Areas of Study: Russian
College Sponsor: *Open to All Majors, CLAHS
Program Description:

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Additional Information

Non-VT program, Direct Enroll Program (6 cr)

VT Faculty-led (3 cr)



Summer I, 2017 (May 15 - July 14)

Study Russian in the European Union (6 Credits Direct Enroll - 3 Credits VT)

The goal of the program is to provide Virginia Tech students with an exceptional opportunity to enrich their college experience by studying a foreign language and civilization while being immersed in Russian culture in the European Union.

This is an immersive language and cultural program. Classes on all levels will be conducted at the Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia. Daugavpils University has a thriving Russian language program and is located in a Russian-speaking city. Students will attend classes for 4-5 hours each day and will also be able to receive individual help from a tutor. Class instruction will be supplemented by co-curricular activities. 


Students will live with Russian-speaking host families.


Students participating for 9 weeks earn 9 hours of credit :
-  RUS 3954: Overseas Study (6 cr)
-  RUS 2734: Intro to Russian Culture and Civilization (3cr)

3 credit hours of RUS 3954 are offered and enrolled at VT for a letter grade and the remaining 6 credit hours (RUS 3954 & RUS 2734) are structured as transfer credits.

The classes are offered through Daugavpils University and will transfer to VT. At the end of the program, the students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

All credits earned during the study abroad program will count towards the Russian Major or the Russian Minor.


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $4,300. This includes transfer from and to the airport in Latvia, home-stay with host families with breakfast and dinner, Russian classes, and cultural program (including weekday and weekend excursions to Dinaburg Fortress and Mark Rothko Art Center, Svente Mansion and Armor Museum, Clay Art Center, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle, Basilica of Aglona, and many others).

The program fee does not include airfare, lunches, and personal expenses.

VT Tuition & Fees

This program is offered through Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia. Only 3 credits are offered as a Virginia Tech program for which students pay VT tuition. The program fee does include fees to Daugavpils University for its academic services.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students' financial aid and institutional scholarships generally cannot apply to this program as only 3 credits are offered at Virginia Tech.

For students seeking to apply federal financial aid to this program, please complete the process outlined on the Global Education’s website under the Financial Matters – Financial Aid section.

First you must file a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office. Next, fill out the top half of the Financial Aid Documentation Form (on the Global Education Office Financial Aid page) and submit it to the Global Education Office (526 Prices Fork Road).

Be aware: given that you are not enrolled full-time at Virginia Tech for the summer where tuition and fees are paid to Virginia Tech, the VA 529 Tuition Plan and financial aid in the form of tuition waivers (e.g. VTGT—Virginia Tech Grant, Funds For the Future, etc.) are not eligible to apply to the program costs.

For questions, please consult with a study abroad advisor or a financial aid counselor.


Click the "Apply Now " button at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

Contact Information

Dr. Robert Efird
Associate Professor of Russian
305 Major Williams Hall
(540) 231-5362

Kristen Rustala
Instructor of Russian
331 Major Williams Hall
(540) 231-5362

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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