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Russian, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The Russian program at Williams University offers a wide variety of opportunities to study the language, literature, and culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union.  In addition to a full curriculum of language courses conducted entirely in Russian, the program regularly offers courses in English translation devoted to Russia’s literary giants and the country’s rich cultural history. 
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The Russian program at Williams University sponsors a variety of extracurricular activities.  Russian speakers on campus and from the local community gather once a week over lunch at Russian Table. During the fall semester, the program hosts a Russian Potluck Dinner, which allows students, faculty, and staff to try their hand at Russian recipes before tasting the results.  

In the spring, students taking Russian language classes perform at an annual Russian Talent Night, singing songs, reciting poetry, and performing skits entirely in Russian.We encourage all students studying the Russian Language to consider one of the many immersion programs available both in the United States and in Russia.  

These include Middlebury College’s Russian Summer School, at which students can complete an entire year of language study in the span of a few months, and a wide variety of study-abroad programs in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other Russian cities.  The Russian program also sponsors a unique travel course during Winter Study Period to the Republic of Georgia, where students undertake an internship tailored to their individual interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fin-de Siècle Russia: Cultural Splendor, Imperial Decay
  • Muscovy and the Russian Empire
  • The Rise of the Soviet Union
  • Reform, Revolution, Terror: Russia, 1900-1939
  • Communism and its Aftermath
  • Elementary Russian
  • Continuing Russian
  • Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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