Students in The Department for Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures have many options for travelling and studying abroad. All terms abroad are offered through the Office of Study Abroad.
Russian Culture and Society Program
St. Petersburg, Moscow, Russia
The Russian Culture and Society Program is a continuation of the GE course Russian 2235: Modern Russian Culture, to be offered by the Department during the Spring Semester. During that semester, the class will learn about modern Russian culture and society in historical and political context. Immediately following Spring Semester exams, the students, guided by the Russian 2235 instructor and resident director, will travel to St. Petersburg and Moscow for approximately 10 days to experience everyday life and to visit sites of major artistic, cultural, and historical importance at one of the most beautiful times of the year -- the famed White Nights of early summer.
Global May Hungary & Poland Program (May 2013)
Budapest, Hungary and Warsaw, Poland
This program introduces students to the rich cultural and social tapestry of Hungary and Central Europe by taking them beyond more common portrayals of the region and providing first-hand, authentic experiences with the local people and culture of Hungary and Poland. Through dynamic academic experiences and rich cultural immersion students will develop an understanding of the region's history, geography, and politics along with a keen knowledge of major cultural and media elements of Budapest and Warsaw.
While in Hungary, students will participate in multiple walking tours of Budapest, visit Tilos Radio studios, meet with people working in politics and media, and travel to many culturally important sights and cities such as Szentendre, Visegrad Castle, and Eger. Students will also spend 4 days in Warsaw, Poland where they will visit a leading Polish newspaper - Gazeta Wyborcza, a sports broadcasting studio, meet the Polish National Press Secretary, and participate in walking tours of Old Town and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.