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ACTR: Russian Language and Area Studies Program

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Program Information


Yerevan, Armenia


Academic Year, Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent; you must take all courses in the host language.

Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences




The Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) provides intensive, immersion-based language instruction in several of the world’s most dynamic and exciting countries. Hosted by faculty from world-leading universities in Yerevan, Armenia, the program provides approximately 20 hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies for a semester or academic year. Participants also complete coursework in the history and culture of their host country and may elect to enroll in Armenian language study. Program features include homestays, weekly excursions, travel to other regions outside the host city, conversation partners, and a wide range of opportunities to volunteer and pursue hobbies and personal interests in a Russian-language context. Participants receive academic credit for the program through Bryn Mawr College. Credited coursework may include such subjects as literature, history, political science, and contemporary society. All courses are taught in Russian by expert faculty with experience teaching foreign students.

Two-Part Application Process

Applying to a Year or Term Abroad or a Non-Yale Summer Abroad study abroad program is a two-part process. These are separate application processes with individual deadlines and can be done simultaneously.

  1. You must apply to your intended program for admission by applying online from the program’s website. Select the Program Website button below to be directed to more information.
  2. You must apply to Yale Study Abroad for approval to study abroad and the ability to transfer the credit back to your Yale degree. The designated list of programs on our website does not constitute pre-approval or automatic approval from Yale. You must apply to our office by the relevant deadline in order to be approved. Select the Apply to Yale Study Abroad button below to be directed to more information.

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Students should check into applying for a Boren Scholarship for this program.

Yale Study Abroad Adviser

Kathy Trputec