One of the longest-running and most respected language and cultural immersion programs in Russia, RLASP combines intensive classroom instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field studies, peer tutoring, and discussion groups with local students. Participants have approximately 20 hours of class per week in language study and a variety of academic disciplines --all taught in Russian by expert host-institution faculty. Complementing our academically rigorous coursework, students participate in regional field studies and weekly excursions to local sites further enriching their knowledge of Russian culture and society. As part of the immersion experience outside of the classroom, students have the opportunity to live with a host family. We also provide comprehensive pre-departure and in-country orientations and staff support.