Russia: GRINT Center for Education

https://studyabroad.truman.edu/programs/semester-programs/russia-grint-center-for-education/

Please Note: Program not available for the summer and fall 2022 terms.

 

Since 1995, the GRINT Centre for Education and Culture has been offering high-quality Russian language and culture classes to a variety of individuals, including international students and faculty and business and media professionals. Here, you can prepare for the State Examination of Russian as a Foreign Language, as well as study the politics, culture and history of Russia.

Visit Russia GRINT Website

 

 

Russian onion-dome building

Countless artists, writers, dancers, and musicians have shared their art because of Russia. Moscow is home to over 100 theatres, 500 museums and galleries, and 100 parks. More than one million students reside in the city each year to explore Russia’s rich history, culture and recreation.

 

 

COURSES, CREDITS, and GRADES

In addition to taking an intensive Russian language program worth 9 credits, students can take additional courses on Russian culture and civilization for a total of 15 credits. Students must complete a Course Substitution Form in order for courses to transfer back as LSP, major, or minor credits at Truman.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • History
  • International Studies
  • Music
  • Russian Language and Culture
Russia GRINT Course Availability

 

 

STUDENT LIFE

Each week there are cultural events which give students a way to experience Russia on a first hand basis. These cultural events range from concerts, theaters, operas, ballets, the Moscow Circus and sporting events. These events are all included in the program cost and no additional fees (like entrance fees) are required. There are also organized mid-semester trips to Saint Petersburg or Kazan.

sight seeing photo

HOUSING

GRINT provides comfortable 2 bed rooms in the dormitories of Moscow University for the Humanities.

Located about a minute away from the school building, the dorm provides everything students might need during their stay in Moscow: comfortable rooms, spacious kitchen, fast Wi-Fi Internet, free access to the washing machine. The dorm building is guarded 24/7 by campus security. The dorm is conveniently located in the quiet residential neighborhood right on the edge of Moscow and about 15 minutes away from the nearest metro station. The campus area is very green and comforting with a huge park nearby and facilities for exercising.

For students who live in the dormitory, sheets, blankets, bed covers and pillowcases are provided. Towels and dishtowels should be brought along or students can buy these items in Moscow. Rooms are cleaned before and after each program session. Kitchen and common areas are cleaned on a regular basis. During the program, students clean their own rooms.

Dorm features:

  • 9 floors
  • Every floor has 8 rooms
  • American students are mixed with Russians which makes it perfect for practicing everyday speech
  • The dorm is accessed with electronic passes and guarded 24/7
  • Students share shower stalls, bathrooms, a washing machine and a kitchen. The drying machine is not provided
  • Bedding is changed every 10 days
  • A small towel is provided
  • Toilet paper is not provided by the dorm
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided at the campus cafeteria.
Russia GRINT Housing

 

ESTIMATED TRUMAN BILL: $8,252

Study Abroad Administration Fee: $600

Study Abroad Program Fee: $7,500.00

Includes: GRINT Tuition, GRINT Accommodation and Meals, GRINT Cultural Excursion Program, Letter of Invitation, and Registration Fee

Study Abroad Insurance Fee: $152

Calculated at $38.00 per month x 1 month

ESTIMATED OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS: $4,369

International Airfare: $1,500

Passport & Visa Costs: $469

Including: US Passport ($145) and Russian Visa Expenses ($324)

Books & Academic Supplies: $150.00

Food: $1,000.00

Personal Expenses: $1,250.00

 

 

PROGRAM DATES & DEADLINES

Term: Spring 2020  Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Program Dates: End of January 2020 – End of April 2020

Term: Fall 2020   Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Program Dates: September 2020 – December 2020

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Students must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, be in good standing with the university, and have at least sophomore standing.

Language of instruction will be in English and Russian.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Apply through TruView. Under your Student Tab, click on “Apply to Study Abroad.” When prompted, select which term and “I am enrolling in a semester or summer program…” and on the next screen, select “Russia: GRINT” from the program drop down. After that, you’ll be prompted to complete a faculty recommendation, a statement of purpose, and some emergency information and waivers.
  • Submit Additional Materials and Check Your Status on TruView. Once you have submitted your application, you can go to TruView to view your application status. Immediately after submission, your application status will be “Submitted, Awaiting Review.” After your application has been reviewed by the study abroad office, you will receive an email from the Study Abroad office with your next steps. Your status will be updated to “Reviewed, Awaiting Materials” and a list of additional required materials will appear in TruView. Use this list to track what steps you need to complete.