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Study Abroad

The UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia encourages students to spend at least one semester abroad. Most students choose to study abroad, but some find opportunities to work or volunteer in their region of interest instead.

For general questions, details on how to study abroad, or information on cost or credits, please visit the International Academics Program website, e-mail, or visit the Resource Center in 250 Bascom Hall.

Location Duration Requirements Information
Croatia - Rovinj Summer only Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Shared
A UW-Madison faculty leader will accompany the students. Slavic literature coursework open to college freshmen through graduate students.
Czech Republic - Prague (through CEA and Liberal Arts) Academic year, fall semester, spring semester, or summer Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Apartments
Students are required to have completed one semester of college study (12 semester credits) prior to the start of this program. Business, communication, history, law, management, political science taught by faculty from Anglo-American University.
Czech Republic - Prague (through CET) Fall semester, spring semester, or summer Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Apartments (with Czech or American roommates)
Communication arts (film), political science, literature, Jewish studies, and Czech language taught by faculty from Charles University, the Institute for Contemporary History, and the Institue for the Terezin Initiative.
Czech Republic - Prague (through CIEE) Academic year, fall semester, or spring semester Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Host family, dormitory, or apartment
Broad, flexible area-studies program at Charles University. Offered through CIEE.
Poland - Warsaw Fall semester or spring semester Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Dormitory
Cultural and area-studies program at the Warsaw School of Economics. Offered through CIEE.
Russia - Moscow, St. Petersburg or Vladimir Academic year, fall semester, or spring semester Language: Russian
Language requirement: Yes
Housing: Host family or dormitory
Language-immersion, cultural and area-studies program with a Business Russian option. Offered through ACTR.

Location Duration Requirements Information
Advanced Critical Language Institute Summer 3 full years of university-level Russian; or 2 years of university-level Russian (intermediate level completed) and previous study abroad experience in a Russian-speaking country A 7-week immersion program held in Astrakhan and organized by Stony Brook University, ACLI is designed to help advanced-level students reach full fluency in Russian.
American University Summer Study List Summer Varies per program Offers a comprehensive list of Summer 2009 programs for Russian, Slavic and other East European languages.
Arizona State University - Multiple Countries Summer Language: Varies
Language requirement: Two semesters
Housing: Varies
Critical Languages Institue at ASU.
Ural Federal University (Global Ambassador Program) Summer Language: Russian
Language requirement: 1 Year of College Russian
Housing: Student Dormitories
Global Ambassador's Russian Summer School is a joint-program of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language of the Ural Federal University and Global Ambassador, international education specialist company.
International Baltic Summer School Summer Undergraduate/Graduate student A program focused on international business in the Baltic countries with courses on culture, economics, and entrepreneurship.
Voronezh State University Varies Completed secondary education and application documents Instruction is available for international students in degree and non-degree courses in all departments. Students may apply to live in university dormitories.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Every year ASEEES compiles a list of summer language and study abroad programs, based on information provided by sponsoring institutions.

Badgers Abroad Blog

The Badgers Abroad Blog is an easy-to-access, searchable compendium of UW-Madison's presence around the world. Students presently abroad post entries to help prepare new study abroad participants for their own travels. Badgers AbroadIt also provides a space for faculty, graduate students and alumni to highlight their international reach and the university's presence in the global community.

Students, faculty and alumni are invited to post to the blog. For guidelines, visit

Study Abroad Correspondents Blog

The Study Abroad Correspondents Blog is the International Academic Programs Office's blog page featuring current study abroad participants. Those interested can follow each student’s many new experiences and learn what life is like studying abroad.