Information for term Summer Business + International Relations
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Spend your summer living in Moscow, learning to speak Russian, and exploring world politics. Courses are taught at CIEE Moscow, in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Take small, stimulating classes
on site at one of Russia's top universities.
beyond Moscow on an overnight excursion to St. Petersburg.
Complement your classroom
learning with outings, volunteer work, and site visits.
visitors daily on weekends to Gorky Park10K
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The capital of Russia, one of the world’s major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centers, and the most populous city in Europe, Moscow is a 21st-century metropolis, renowned for dazzling architecture and iconic sights like Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin’s tomb. For students of business or international relations, Moscow offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience firsthand the role the vibrant city has played for decades in defining world politics and economics.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Tour the world-famous Kremlin, ancient churches, the State Tretiakov Museum of Russian Art, and the Cold War Museum Bunker -42.
- Visit the ballet and see some of the greatest dancers in the world.
- Participate in CIEE-organized events - such as cinema and game nights, cooking classes, and a day trip – with Russian buddies.
- Travel to St. Petersburg for three days and explore the city on a guided tour.
Volunteering. Students have the opportunity to engage with the community through volunteer work with local organizations.
Russian Buddies. CIEE provides several weekly events such as cinema nights and discussion clubs where you can meet Russian students. These students will provide you with additional language support and give you a firsthand look at their lifestyle.
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Student housing. Students live in double occupancy rooms in a dormitory located on campus, just a five-minute walk from the main classroom building. The dorm, with en-suite bathrooms and a shared kitchen on every other floor, is a mix of international students and Russian nationals. Weekly linen service and laundry facilities are included. On-campus athletic facilities including indoor swimming pool are located a short walk from the dorm and are available to students for a reasonable monthly fee.
Meals are not included.
Where You'll Study
Located in Moscow State Institute of International Relations. 20 minutes away by metro from the city center.
MOSCOW STATE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
20 minutes away by metro from the city center.
Students use public transportation like the metro to get from their housing and classes to the city center.
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What you need to knowThe program details
All students take the required course - Russia and the United States in International Relations. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Russian Language course taught in Russian (1 credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.
CIEE Moscow is located on Moscow State Institute of International Relations’ (MGIMO) campus, 20-minutes away by metro from the city center. All courses are taught by MGIMO faculty.
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is Russia’s most prestigious university for students with international interests. MGIMO is situated in southern Moscow and is also host to CIEE Moscow facilities. The student body of 6,500 is composed of students from top-ranked Russian schools and partner universities around the world. Renowned graduates include presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers, including the current Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergie Lavrov.
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Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
A valid passport at time of application. Russian immigration requires that passports are valid for 18 months beyond the program end-date to acquire a student visa.
Current Russian passport holders and U.S. passport holders adopted from, or born in, Russia are required to travel on Russian passports. If this applies to you, please contact your nearest Russian consulate to clarify your citizenship status and contact CIEE with questions.
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session
- CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
- Communicative Russian Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Required CIEE course
Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Russian once.
Summer 2020 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Summer Session I
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- Anniversary Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation – an introduction to Moscow culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
Fees & Housing
|Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks||Apr 1, 2020||May 18, 2020||Jun 15, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $3,668 **
Housing = $850 ***
Insurance = $167
Visa Fees = $265Total Fees = $5,250
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $500
International Airfare = $1,200 †
Local Transportation = $50
Books & Supplies = $20
Personal expenses = $400Total Estimated Costs = $2,170
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** Two meals a day (and three on weekends) are provided for students in homestays; students in dormitories are responsible for all meals
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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