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Slavic Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New London, CT, United States
As a Slavic Studies major at Connecticut College, you explore the contemporary culture, film, theater, literature and linguistics of of eastern and central Europe and Eurasia, as well as the historical relations between Slavic and non-Slavic peoples.
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Overview

Language study

You have plenty of opportunities to use your Russian, with trips to Brighton Beach, the Russian banya (public bath) in Manhattan, and the Russian theater, opera and ballet. You can teach Russian to children at New London's Regional Multicultural Magnet School and practice at the Knowlton Dining Hall Russian table. 

Slavic Studies students at the intermediate and advanced levels from Connecticut College conduct interviews with members of local émigré communities and study emigration patterns out of Russia by engaging in global-local communities. Advanced-level students study Russian film, dissident culture, and contemporary Russian culture in the target language and through original Russian texts.

International opportunities and study abroad

Most students study in Russia during their junior year, and many complete internships or summer study in such countries as Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Russia. On campus, students partner via Skype with peers in Russia, Poland, and Bulgaria to discuss contemporary youth cultures, student activism and comparative education systems to gain global perspectives in preparation for study away.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Russian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction To Slavic Cultures 
  • History Of Russian And Soviet Film
  • The Russian Novel
  • Intermediate Russian

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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