• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Fourth Semester Russian
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Russian language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students.
Non UW Students are eligible if sponsored by UW Project GO office and should apply through IAP.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Russian language and culture

Classroom Language



Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  2/15/2018
Fall 2018-19  3/15/2018
Year 2018-19  3/15/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Russia, Moscow
ACTR Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

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In partnership with the UW-Madison, American Councils for International Education (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, Vladimir, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. 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.