AY/Semester Study Abroad in Russian Language and Natural Sciences in Daugavpils, Latvia

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This customized academic study abroad program is targeted at natural sciences or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors who are studying Russian as a foreign language.
The program includes intensive Russian language study at different target proficiency levels and elective courses in Natural Sciences/STEM.
The Natural Sciences/STEM instructors are English- and Russian-speaking Daugavpils University professors. The language of instruction varies from English-only to English/Russian mix and up to Russian-only, depending on the students’ preferences and abilities.
Undergraduate students can enroll for one semester or two consecutive semesters of study.
Daugavpils University will award up to 30 European Credit Transfer (ECTS) credits, the equivalent of 15 US university credits, per semester.
Citizens of the United States, Canada, European Union, and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa.

  • Diverse elective course options (theory and laboratory practice) in physics, mathematics, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, economics, and etc.
  • Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families.
  • Native Russian-speaking student communication partners.
  • Excursions, field trips, cultural and athletic activities.
  • Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, a local mobile phone and a full orientation.

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