Bryn Mawr College enables students to study at institutions in Russia through the College's cooperative agreement with American Councils (ACTR-ACCELS). Students may enroll in summer, semester, and ten-month programs conducted in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir and to pursue research at major academic centers throughout Russia (and the CIS) under the auspices of the American Councils.
From the American Councils brochure 2003, "Intensive language study in well-structured university-based programs in Russia is necessary for students seeking to achieve proficiency in Russian. American Councils is the best known and most experienced U.S. organization offering the full range of language training, study, and research abroad opportunities in the Russian-speaking world.
American Councils has administered intensive language-immersion programs for U.S. undergraduates, graduate students, teachers, and scholars at universities and specialized institutions in Russia and Eurasia since 1976. More than 5,000 students, teachers, and scholars from universities and colleges throughout the U.S. have participated in American Councils programs for research and language study in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Moldova, Belarus, and Southeastern Europe.
American Councils programs for Russian language study are designed to maximize linguistic and cultural immersion in Russian society while providing key logistical support and individual attention to U.S. participants. Programs are designed to improve participants' oral, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian language and to develop their knowledge of Russian history, politics, culture, and society."
Students receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College. Upon completion of the program, undergraduate and graduate students may obtain a Bryn Mawr transcript with their grades.
**Bryn Mawr College serves as the accrediting institution for these courses, they do not automatically count toward a Bryn Mawr College M.A. or Ph.D. degree.
If you have additional questions regarding the application process, dates, types of programs, and/or other specifics after reviewing the information on our site please contact American Councils directly:
Russian and Eurasian Programs Office