College of Liberal Arts Center for Study Abroad
116 Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Russia: Moscow Program
Students interested in the J-Term Moscow/St. Petersburg Program should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
January Term Study Abroad Program
Course in mythology and propaganda in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Studying in the current and former capitals of Russia will give you a profound image of the country, its language and culture. Exploring these biggest cities in Europe will give you an overview of recent and ancient history and provide you with an opportunity for an intensive dose of authentic Russian culture. Founded in 1147, Moscow has been a witness to all the major developments in Russia, and has been at the core of Russian national identity. Walk through Red Square, which saw the edicts of Ivan the Terrible, the burning of Moscow by Napoleon, the communist revolution, all the way to Paul McCartney playing a triumphant "Back In the USSR" to Vladimir Putin and thousands of screaming Russian fans. Stroll through St. Petersburg, the "cradle of the Russian Revolution", the country's window to the West, with its architecture magnificent and enchanting, its history rich in political events and in the arts. Visit the largest in the world collection of Impressionist art in the world renown Hermitage Museum housed in the tsar's Winter Palace, stand in the places that tsars stood, where Lenin planned the Revolution and where Peter the Great carved a city out of an inhospitable northern swampland.
Today’s Moscow is a fascinating blend of a thousand year history with the reinvention of Russia as a modern semi-capitalist nation. Located at the border zone of Europe and Asia, Moscow is also an almost inexplicable blend of East and West. To quote Winston Churchill "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Be a participant in solving this riddle!