We are accepting applications!

Learn Russian in the European Union is accepting applications for the following in-person Russian study abroad programs:

  • 2023 Fall Semester Study Abroad Program
  • 2024 Winter Program
  • 2024 Spring Semester Study Abroad Program

All programs are hosted at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Latvia. Undergraduate credits will be awarded at Daugavpils University.



2023 Fall Semester and 2024 Spring Semester Study Abroad Programs

All semester abroad programs include courses in Russian and diverse elective courses. Each semester abroad program gives up to 30 ECTS (15 US) credits at Daugavpils University.

Students can apply for the following study programs:

2023 Fall semester
Application deadline July 31, 2023
Optional pre-semester Russian August 21, 2023
Semester start date September 4, 2023
End date December 22, 2023
2024 Spring semester
Optional pre-semester Russian January 15, 2024
Semester start date January 29, 2024
End date May 17, 2024

Optional pre-semester intensive Russian course

Students can attend an optional pre-semester Russian course in order to brush-up their language skills before starting the academic program. The pre-semester course gives no academic credits.

All pre-semester Russian-courses include:

  • 40 hours in groups at different levels, as well as 10 hours of individual conversation practice with native Russian communication tutors.
  • Lodging in a vetted Russian-speaking host family with breakfast and dinner.

Download the timeline PDF

Learn full details: Undergraduate study abroad programs


2024 Winter Program

We offer this intensive program to students willing to boost their Russian in a short period. The program will be very efficient for students with at least three full semesters of university Russian.

This program includes 64 instruction hours / 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in Russian language at Daugavpils University, as well as 8 hours of individual conversation practice with native Russian communication tutors.

2024 Winter program
Application deadline November 21, 2023
Start date January 4, 2024
End date January 19, 2024

Learn full details: Winter Program.



Entering Latvia and official regulations:

  1. Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Citizens of the USA, the European Union and many other countries can enter Latvia without a visa. The official information is available at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs page.
  2. Additional information: