• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA, 3.0 in Russian courses
• Language Pre-requisite: Fourth Semester Russian
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students. All other students apply directly to ACTR.


Russian language and culture.

Classroom Language



Homestays or Dormitories

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Mid-May
Fall semester: Late August -- Mid-December
Spring semester: Late January -- Mid-May
Summer session: Early June- Early August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  10/10/2014
Summer 2015  2/6/2015
Fall 2015-16  3/6/2015
Year 2015-16  3/6/2015

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Russia, St. Petersburg
ACTR-Russian Language and Area Studies Program

Overview | Academics | Cost | Location | Life Abroad | Student Voices | Apply

In partnership with the UW-Madison, the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), a non-profit educational association and academic exchange organization, offers the opportunity to study the Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vladimir for a semester or year and in Moscow or St. Petersburg for the summer. The programs, which are designed to maximize linguistic and cultural immersion into Russian society, emphasize the development of practical speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as well as offering courses on contemporary Russian society and culture.

Students can experience the profound economic and political changes taking place in Russia firsthand. The largest of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Russia reaches from Europe to Asia. In Moscow, the capital city, discover the 850 year history of the city. St. Petersburg is largely regarded as Russia's cultural center. Vladimir, a city with 360,000 inhabitants, located south of Moscow, has all the amenities of a small city.