Academic Year/Semester Study Abroad Program in Russian Language and Natural Sciences (STEM)

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 is hosted at Daugavpils University.

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.

Program features:

  • Russian as a Foreign Language Study Module, provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • Diverse elective course options (theory and laboratory practice) in physics, mathematics, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, economics, and etc.
  • Russian language instruction provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.
  • 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.
  • Optional guided trips to Russia or Belarus are possible. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.
  • Full linguistic and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.
  • Full-time in-country support.



Russian Language, in a group 15
Elective Courses in Natural Sciences 15
Total 30

Typical Program Costs (2021 FALL SEMESTER)

Confirmation Fee 100 Euro (non-refundable)

Program Fee

Tuition and fees for the program 6650 Euro
Host family lodging, half board (16 weeks) 2960 Euro
Books, copies, materials 140 Euro
Local transportation 140 Euro
Insurance 90 Euro

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