This study tour will focus on Russian language, history, politics, literature, art, media, and economics. Each morning will be devoted to study of conversational Russian (beginners welcome), with afternoons given over to lectures and discussions by American and Russian specialists from UWT, TCC, and Pskov Volny University. Guided excursions throughout the Pskov region will be led by local experts, and students will also travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Pskov is one of Russia's oldest cities, and is a remarkable site to examine both the historic and current changes taking place in Russia. Pskov Volny University is a new, independent university that is helping to redefine higher education in Russia. Applications due now. There is space for no more than 20 students.
Cost for the 27 days of travel and study in Russia will be approximately $3000; this price includes round trip air transportation, housing and all meals with Russian families, admissions to museums and historic sites, excursions throughout the region and hotel stays and meals in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Participants who want to earn 5/10 lower or upper division credits can register for summer quarter at the University of Washington Tacoma and/or Tacoma Community College. Application materials and further information available from the UWT Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program or the TCC Office of International Student Services and Programs. If you have any questions, contact Bill Richardson by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (253) 692-4455 or Sandy Plann, TCC Office of International Student Services and Programs at (253) 566-5190 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs and itinerary may change because of currency fluctuations and other developments beyond the control of UWT, TCC, and Pskov Volny University.