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CLAHS: Month in Moscow
Moscow, Russia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Session 2
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
English Max credits offered: 03
Program Type: VT faculty-led Areas of Study: Cinema, Performing Arts, Theater
College Sponsor: CLAHS
Program Description:

St Basile, Red Square

Russia Map

Field of Study

Theater, Cinema, Performing Arts, Acting, Ballet, Movement, Fencing, Voice

Program Information
Tentative Itinerary

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (3 cr.)

- Develop deep knowledge in techniques for approaching a script and a character
- Work to develop ensemble, focus, and imagination as performers
- Increase skill in voice, dance, movement, and combat
- Build knowledge of Russian theatre history
- Expand cultural knowledge of a new country and their approach to theatre

Summer II, 2017 (June 29 - July 31)

Month in Russia

This study abroad program offers a unique opportunity for students to spend a month in Moscow while studying with master teachers at the Raikin School of Acting (associated with the Satirikon Theater). The classes (which are taught 6 days a week) include acting, singing, ballet, movement, combat, fencing, and history. For more information about the Raikin School of Acting, check their website.

The program is a summer term (one month on site) with one of the highest-rated theaters in Moscow. In addition to the intensive training, students will also have cultural experiences that include regular theater attendance and a trip to the country estate of Anton Chekhov at Melikhovo.

Country house of Anton Chekhov


Students will be housed in a 4 star hotel across the street from the theater school - cost included in the program cost. Students will live 2 to a room. Lodging includes access to a large breakfast buffet and the hotel gym.


No language knowledge is necessary, and no specific prerequisites are required, but students will be required to submit an application and complete an interview/audition to be accepted to the program.


Students will receive 3 hours of Virginia Tech credit for TA 3954.  Faculty leader, in accordance with the Raikin School of Arts, will advise students on works to read in preparation.

Students will be expected to complete all readings, write a journal outlining each reading, and memorize the Cyrillic alphabet and a number of key phrases in Russian.

Kremlin Moscow


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $2,500. This includes lodging with breakfast, cultural excursions and required inland group travel. The program fee does not include VT tuition, international airfare, lunches and dinners, personal expenses, visa and passport fees if needed.

A non-refundable deposit of $500, payable online, is due after acceptance into the program, with the balance of program fees due by February 1st.

Application Deadline: December 31

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:


Click the "Apply Now " button at the top of the page and follow the instructions. There are a few steps in the process.

Students are required to submit an application essay (1-2 pages) explaining their interest in the program and what they hope to gain from attending. They will also be required to schedule an interview/audition with the instructor in November. The audition should include one monologue, and a short song selection if the student wishes.

Moscow Red Square

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Goff
Visiting Instructor, Theatre
304 Henderson Hall
(540) 231-5505


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

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