Programs in Russia

The following are the major study abroad programs in Russia for which Harvard gives credit. For details about dates, fees, and deadlines please contact the listed program directly. Information on other study and touring programs is available on the Office of International Education web site. 

Remember! To receive Harvard credit, YOU MUST PETITION the Office of International Education before you leave.

Financial aid is available for most if not all of these programs, and any financial aid you receive from Harvard may be applied toward a semester or academic year program. Consult the Office of International Education for details: 496-2722,

For other questions regarding credit, please see Steven Clancy, Director of Langauge Program, (617) 496-0624,, or Daria Khitrova, Director of Undergraduate Studies, (617) 495-5808,

Major Study Abroad Programs in Russia

ACTR: (American Council of Teachers of Russian) [One of the oldest and most established programs of study in Russia with a new variety of specialty programs for students with different interests.]

CIEE: (Council on International Educational Exchange) [One of the oldest and most established programs of study in Russia.]

Bard/Smolny Institute through Bard College [1) summer study abroad program; 2) unique semester or academic-year program that offers students the opportunity to enroll in Russia's only liberal arts-style college and take courses in Russian alongside Russian students.]

There are many other programs of study in Russia these days. These three programs are the only ones that are regularly approved for credit, but if students find other programs they are interested in, they should contact Steven Clancy, Director of the Slavic Language Program to discuss the program and possible credit.