Arizona in Russia

Russian Federation
Arizona in Russia
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25late Maymid JulyBudget
FallApril 25mid Septembermid DecemberBudget
Academic YearApril 25mid Septemberlate AprilBudget
SpringOctober 25late Januarylate AprilBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Russian
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Arizona in Russia offers an excellent opportunity for students to perfect their language skills in the real Russian world. Over 3,500 students from over 100 institutions have used this program to immerse themselves in a firsthand experience of Russian language and culture. This program runs in all three terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer), and students with intermediate to advanced Russian language skills have the option of completing a business internship alongside their studies.


Tentative Spring 2019 dates: January 27 - April 27/28

Tentative Summer 2019 dates: May 19 - July 13/14

Tentative Fall 2019 dates: September 15 - December 14/15

Please do not buy your airline tickets until you have received instructions from UA Study Abroad.

The Arizona in Russia study abroad program is an outreach effort of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies of the University of Arizona, and the GRINT Center for Education and Culture in Moscow, which accepts students of Russian at all levels of instruction. The thousands of alumni of this study abroad program come from over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Language Program in Moscow:
The Arizona in Russia study abroad program offerings are considered to be among the premiere Russian language training programs. The program offers a full battery of courses, lectures, and excursions that provide participants with invaluable training and experience in the Russian language. A carefully planned curriculum includes intensive small group instruction as well as individual tutorials. Course credit will match what is taken at UA.

Students spend 20 hours/week in the renowned classrooms of GRINT at Moscow University for the Humanities. Students of all Russian levels are welcome to register. Students will earn University of Arizona credit through the Russian and Slavic Studies department; the amount of credit earned will depend on the length of time spent in Russia:

  • Summer term: 6-8 credits (depending on Russian level)
  • Fall semester: 15 credits
  • Spring semester: 15 credits
  • Academic Year: 30 credits

Business Internship Programs in Moscow:

The Arizona in Russia Business Internship programs in Moscow allow students to study Russian for the purpose of basic communication and to utilize this knowledge directly on the job. Internships are open to students with higher Russian language ability. Russian language instruction is typically taken simultaneously during the internship period.

Housing & Location


Participants in the Moscow programs will live in residence halls on the beautiful campus of the GRINT Language Center of the Moscow Humanities University (MHU).  International students live in a sector of eight dormitory rooms that have their own baths, kitchen, laundry facility, etc.  A typical room contains two beds, study tables, end tables, and wardrobes or built-in closets.



There is security at the entrance to GRINT.  All persons entering the area must display a student pass issued by MHU.



Some meals are included in the program cost.


​Professor Benjamin Jens oversees the Arizona in Russia program. Instructors at the GRINT Centre for Education and Culture (housed within Moscow University for the Humanities) are native Russian speakers who work exclusively with international students.

Contact Professor Jens at

Links of Interest

GRINT Homepage

A student talking about the program generally

A student talking about the language learning experience

UA Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies


Contact Information (please do not hesitate to contact us for more information):

Professor Benjamin Jens (faculty director):

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