Language & Culture Program in Kaliningrad, Russia

Program Overview

This unique summer study abroad program combines intensive Russian language university coursework with cultural immersion, excursions and international professional experience in Kaliningrad, one of Russia’s most beautiful and European cities near the Baltic Sea. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students as well as working professionals who have completed at least one year of Russian language study at the college level, the program will be based at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.


June 25- August 9, 2014 (6 weeks)

June 25: Depart JFK Airport, New York City
June 26: Arrive in Moscow; two night stay
June 28: Arrive in Kaliningrad
June 28-29: Orientation in Kaliningrad
June 30-Aug 8: Language and culture program
August 9: Departure from Kaliningrad via Moscow

The six-week language and culture program in Kaliningrad includes:

Intensive University Academic Program

  • Four hours of language coursework every weekday morning taught entirely in Russian by faculty of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
  • Language exchange practice with a peer tutor from the University English Department
  • Official transcript eligible for transfer credit upon successful completion of the program

Housing, Meals and Host Families

  • Comfort, convenience and security in a recently renovated residence hall with kitchens, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and 24-hour residential support
  • Shared double rooms and diverse international community
  • Weekly gatherings, dinners and outings with local host families

Cultural program and Internships

  • Group visits to places of interest in and around the city, including theaters, museums, nature preserves, and historical monuments
  • Internship experience opportunities in selected social service and cultural organizations to gain additional language practice in a professional setting
Kaliningrad Panorama (Dima Bushkov, licensed under CC BY 2.0)