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Bard-Smolny Virtual Study Abroad Program
Virtual, Russia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 08/10/2020
Rolling Admission 09/01/2020 12/18/2020

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Program Description:
Program Description:
Bard-Smolny Virtual Study Abroad Program

15 weeks of instruction are provided with another week allotted for exams. Credits will be provided on a Bard College transcript.  
Prerequisites: Applicants should have the equivalent of 2 semesters of college level Russian 

Orientation: August 24,2020 time: 10:00 am EDT 
Start date: September 1, 2020
End date: December 18, 2020  

Russian Language Program
The Russian language program consists of 11 credits with 14 academic hours of instruction per week. Classes are conducted synchronously online via Zoom with a connected course management system. 

Academic Discipline Courses
Students may select an academic discipline course from the following list. Courses generally meet once per week for 4 academic hours and are 3 credits each.  
  • Russian-Jewish Literature (in Russian)
  • Translation of literature to the language of film. Russian classics on the world screen (in English)      
  • Petersburg texts (in English)
  •  Architecture in Soviet Russia (in English)
  •  Russian autocracy: Moscow and Petersburg periods XV century - February 1917 (in Russian)
  •  Scriabin and his world (in English)
  • Demography history, problems, and policies in the USSR/Russia (in English)  

  • 1,001 program alumni
  • Housed at the first liberal arts institution in Russia - the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University
  • Fulbright recipients among alumni

For more information, contact Caroline Clark, Bard-Smolny program coordinator:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.