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Holy Cross Moscow Summer Program

FACULTY: Professor Olga Partan

DATES: (Departure from Boston) Friday, May 29th - Saturday, July 11, 2015 (departure from Moscow)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Holy Cross Summer Program in Moscow runs from mid-June to mid-July at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). RGGU is a top-flight university located near the vibrant center of Moscow. The city's rich cultural and historical destinations are easily accessible on foot or by Moscow's celebrated metro system. The Moscow program offers students the opportunity to dramatically improve their Russian language skills while they immerse themselves in the everyday life, the arts and culture, and the history and political life of today's Russia.The program offers language courses on all levels. Language study is enhanced by trips to theaters, museums and churches as well as immersion in Russian daily life. Longer excursions include travel to historic monasteries, the medieval towns of the Golden Ring and St. Petersburg.

CREDIT: The program counts as one Holy Cross credit and can advance students to the next language level in the Russian Program. 

HOUSING AND MEALS: In Moscow, students live in RGGU dormitories. Kitchens on each floor allow students to provide meals for themselves, although they often eat Russian style in the university cafeteria and sample the international cuisines offered in Moscow. Prices in RGGU cafeteria are reasonable; additional shops are located throughout campus.

COSTS: The estimated cost of the six-week program is approximately $8, 200.00. The price includes the following: roundtrip airfare, visa, tuition, housing, museum passes, tickets to cultural events and course-related excursions. Passport expenses, personal expenses and regular meals are not included. Students should expect to spend at least $750 on food and groceries. Limited financial aid is available for this program.

INFORMATION SESSION: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Stein 212

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 21, 2014 via the online application system on the Study Abroad website.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Professor Olga Partan at, Professor Brit Smith at, call Study Abroad at 508.793.3082 or visit the Office of Study Abroad in Smith 212.


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