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Summer Study Abroad: Update on Recent Diplomatic Events

SRAS Announces Special Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL Program for 2018

Summer Study Abroad: Important Updates

The State of Study Abroad in Russia

Russian Studies Abroad (RSA) Splits Into Two Programs

Join SRAS at NAFSA and Forum

SRAS and SPBGIKIT Language Partnership: The Year in Review

SRAS Site Visit to Irkutsk

Summer Programs Abroad - 2018

Travel Alert for Russian Cities: May 25 - July 25, 2018

Scholarships Available!

Stetson University and SRAS Announce New Partnership

Call for Papers: Vestnik!


The SRAS Newsletter
A Resource for Students, Educators, and Anyone Curious about Eurasia

  Socials-with-Locals Watch a great video about SRAS' Socials with Locals program, which brought together American students and their Russian peers.

Socials with Locals. It's been a busy summer! SRAS hosted a record number of students abroad – including more than 80 students in St. Petersburg alone. We were able to use our strength of numbers there to arrange some pretty incredible things, such as Socials with Locals, which brought our students together with their Russian peers for informal conversations.

Application deadlines for spring are coming up as early as October 1st. We'll offer courses on important topics such as diplomacy, cybersecurity, history, and regional studies in locations as diverse as Warsaw, Kiev, Bishkek, and across Russia. 

US-Russia relations. What do the latest sanctions escalations mean? We have several resources below to help you understand what's really going on in Russia and in US-Russia relations.

A new Facebook contest! If you or your students know of popular culture food brands from Eurasia that can be included in our resource, you could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate!

This month's newsletter is short – but we'll be back with a full back-to-school issue next month!

Study Abroad
in Eurasia!

Policy and Conflict Post Soviet
Study Abroad
in Russia!


- Spring Semester Study Abroad -

In Warsaw: Security and Society

In Kiev: Post Soviet Conflict

In Bishkek: Central Asian Studies

In Russia:  Russian Studies Abroad
                 Russian Far East
                 Siberian Studies (Environmental History)
                 Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO

In most locations: Russian as a Second Language
                            Home and Abroad Scholarships
                            Braver Grants

- Pop Culture and Politics -

What Do The Escalations in US-Russian Sanctions Mean?
The new US sanctions are broad and sweeping and Russia's reponse was dramatic. However, in the end, the effects of both may be not be so dramatic.

Nashe Radio    Polish Pop Hits    Russkoe Radio
Find out what local language hits are playing on local radio stations in Poland and Russia with these free monthly resources from

Russia on the Ground     Foreign Affairs     TV News
What do Russians think about issues that matter? What is going on in Russian foreign relations? How does Russian TV really report on the main issues of the day? These free monthly resources from are meant to keep you informed.

Russia's Top Russian Movies
What localy produced films are popular on Russia's silver screens? This free monthly resource from follows Russian box office takes.


- Art and Museums in Russia -

Some of the work done by our summer session students!

Poetry as Design: The Anna Akhmatova House
SRAS student Sophia Fisher takes you to visit Anna Akhmatova's house in St. Petersburg!

Zinaida Serebriakova: A Painter of the People and Country
Incoming SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar Katheryn Weaver introduces you to one of Russia's outstanding female painters.

Hermitage Storage and Restoration Centre
SRAS student Kimberly Gordy takes you on a special visit to the Hermitage's restoration facilities.

Kizhi: An Open Air Museum of Architecture
Discover a remarkable museum just a few hours outside of St. Petersburg with SRAS student Evan Fishburn.

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