USC Summer Session Abroad

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers students the opportunity to participate in a six-week program in Moscow, capital of Russia. Students can take up to 6 units: an intensive language course and/or directed research. Classes meet Monday through Friday and excursions are planned to museums, theaters and various landmarks in Moscow, as well as trips to St. Petersburg, Suzdal (a town-museum of 14th century), and Yasnaia Poliana (Tolstoy's estate). Students will see and learn first-hand about the architecture, culture, history and art of Russia. The program ends with a five-day grand tour of St. Petersburg. Participants will have the choice of living in a well-furnished Moscow dormitory or with Russian families.

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No previous knowledge of Russian required.

Courses offered:
Russian 120 (Russian 1) 4 units
Russian 150 (Russian 2) 4 units
Russian 250 (Russian 3) 4 units
Russian 220( Russian 4) 4 units
Directed research 490 - 2-6 units
Directed research 590 - 2-6 units

Estimated costs:
USC tuition payment for 4-6 units: includes excursions and grand tour)
Housing: $800 - 1000
Food $800 (approx.)
Airfare $1300 (approx.)
Deposit $500 non-refundable, to be applied to housing costs, miscel.
Applications and deposits: deadline FEBRUARY 10, 2011

USC reserves the right to cancel any program in case of an emergency beyond its control or to cancel programs and classes due to low enrollment or unavailability of faculty. Should the program be canceled, deposits will be refunded to students. Students can register for one or two courses.

What's New

Alumnus Mikhail Gronas (Ph.D. 2002) has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at Dartmouth College.


  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • University of Southern California
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Taper Hall 255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353