Learn Russian in the European Union is a provider of customized Russian-language study abroad programs for US and European universities, government institutions, and private learners.
We are based in Daugavpils, Latvia, the largest Russian-speaking city in the European Union and NATO.
For undergraduate students, Learn Russian in the EU offers several study abroad programs with credit transfer at Daugavpils University.
Undergraduates can register for one semester or two consecutive semesters of study, as well as for a summer or a winter program. Our semester abroad programs offer numerous elective courses, thus enabling students to customize their curriculum.
Our individual one-on-one courses include grammar, comprehension, reading, speaking, vocabulary development, and other components traditional to Russian as a foreign language.
For graduate students, industry professionals, military linguists, diplomats, FAOs, and other customers with high expectations we can provide a bespoke one-on-one “dream program”. This enables further specialization, focusing on specific vocabulary, politics, international relations, literature, preparation for DLPT or OPI, and other fields.
Universities, government agencies, companies, CLPMs, and other institutional customers seeking a training solution for a group of their students, linguist personnel, or employees can request a custom Russian language study program.
Learn Russian in the EU works in Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia and the largest Russian-speaking city in the European Union. Daugavpils is a Russian language enclave. Modern standard Russian is the language of daily communication in this city.
Daugavpils, once part of both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, has a remarkable historical legacy tied to Russian-European relations. The city provides an environment and atmosphere that is comparable to various Russian cities. Students studying in Daugavpils will develop a better understanding of Russian culture, traditions, and life
No visa is required for citizens of the United States, European Union, and many other countries.
Conor studied Russian on our academic year program at Daugavpils University. He thinks Daugavpils is a convenient and interesting town. He appreciates kind and welcoming people in Daugavpils.
You will hear from students, studying in different academic semester abroad programs at Daugavpils University. They have come from all over USA.
Wilton, from Alaska, is on his second “Learn Russian in the EU” study abroad program in Daugavpils. Four years ago, he came for six weeks and now he is on a semester-long program. (more…)
Daugavpils is a Russian-speaking city. More, it is the largest Russian-speaking city in the European Union and NATO.
At least 80% of people speak Russian as their first or bilingual language. More than 95% of people speak Russian fluently.
In Daugavpils, Russian is the primary language of everyday communication.
Yes. Daugavpils University awards European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits, the standard for most European countries. ECTS credits are widely accepted by institutions around the world.
All international students enrolled in Russian-language study abroad programs at DU, regardless their academic level and picked DU courses, are administered through the ‘Eastern European Culture and Business Relations” study program. This originates in DU internal process management. Therefore, all courses listed in the transcripts, issued by DU to students at Russian-language study abroad programs, include a reference to the “Eastern European Culture and Business Relations’ program.
Course codes at DU are assigned without any relation to the semester or year of study.
Please find official information on the Latvian grading system here.
Anyone over the age of 18 who is studying at a university may apply to an AY/Semester study abroad program with Learn Russian in the EU.
We highly recommend considering study abroad after reaching some strong foundation in the Russian language, e.g. Novice High ACTFL proficiency level or A1.1-A2 on the European CEFR scale.
Russian is the primary language of instruction. All language, literature, and courses are taught in Russian.
Courses in history, political science, and area studies will be also taught in Russian. Professors will adjust the language to help students follow the explanations. English presentations and materials may be used.
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 instructor and the course.
Learn Russian in the EU forms study groups exclusively from international students. Thus, your classmates will be of a similar background and with similar training objectives.
Elective courses may be delivered in groups or in one-on-one setting. These courses are usually taught in Russian, though teachers can add English explanations when required. Many professors speak English.
Yes. Staying with Russian-speaking host families is the most popular lodging option among our students.
We have implemented a system of selecting, vetting, instructing, and monitoring host families. They are our partners and provide valuable help in acquiring the language, traditions, and culture.
First of all, we need an application submitted through our website. Upon receiving the application, we will e-mail the student an acceptance confirmation letter.
Then, we will open a personal student account in our IT system and send detailed instructions.
Please see more in the Preparations timeline.
Daugavpils University uses 45-minute academic hour. The lessons are usually run in pairs, with a short break in the middle.
Learn Russian in the EU Fall Semester study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University usually begin on September 1st and run for 16 weeks.
Spring semester study abroad programs usually begin on February 1 and run for 16 weeks.
There are no official breaks during a semester.
Yes. All undergraduate courses available through Learn Russian in the EU study abroad programs, are provided by Daugavpils University (DU). This guarantees their European and worldwide recognition. DU is a member of European University Association (EUA). DU diplomas are certified by the European Commission.
Daugavpils University, established in 1921, is the foremost academic and research institution in Eastern Latvia. Its Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics has a long tradition of research and instruction in the Russian language and literature. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in Russian philology, pedagogy, and intercultural communication.
This program is designed for political science, international relations, and security studies majors who are studying Russian as a foreign language.
The program includes intensive Russian language study, as well as elective courses in political science, European Union political system, history, and etc.
All non-language courses are provided in adjusted Russian.
The program gives 30 ECTS (15 US) credits.
Learn Russian in the EU offers an intensive summer Russian program in Daugavpils, Latvia. This program is based upon many years of our experience in providing highly successful summer programs for universities, federal service academies, Project GO, and other institutional customers from the USA and Europe.
The summer program will help student boost practical communication skills and confidence in using the language, extend active vocabulary, refine grammar, and explore Russian and Baltic culture, history, traditions, and lifestyle.
This program is targeted at majors in Slavic and East European studies, history, sociology, anthropology, and international relations.
In addition to intensive Russian language study, the program offers a range of elective courses in the area studies, European Union political system, history, economics, law, and etc. All non-language courses are provided in adjusted Russian.
The program gives 30 ECTS (15 US) credits.
Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia
Tel. +371 65407209, +371 29544413
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