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Study Abroad

Slavic majors and minors may take advantage of some extraordinary opportunities for study abroad in Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, and the Czech Republic.  Many of our students spend a summer, a semester, or even a full-year on study abroad (and, yes, you can still graduate in four years with a full year abroad). For students studying Russian, our affiliated programs are American Councils in Almaty, Moscow, or St. Petersburg and the Moscow Art Theatre Semester. In Prague, our affiliated program offers many options with foci on film, journalism, and Central European Studies. The film focus provides professional, practical training for students in film production, documentary, and acting for film. In Poland, several of our students have successfully petitioned to study at Jagiellonian University.  For advice and questions about study abroad, please contact the Slavic Study Abroad Adviser, Elisabeth Elliott, or Northwestern’s Study Abroad Office.

Thanks to the generosity of Brad and Karen Radulovacki (the Radulovacki Slavic Studies Fund) and Professor Emeritus Irwin Weil (The Irwin and Vivian M. Weil Fund), the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is able to provide support for students studying in Russia or Eastern Europe during the summer months or during the regular academic year.  To apply for a grant, students should complete and submit an application (forthcoming) to the department, along with a budget and proof of acceptance into a language or culture study program (or presentation at a conference). 

Questions?  Please contact Prof. Martina Kerlova at:

Photos from Students visiting Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic

Krka Park, Croatia
Lennon Wall in Prague
Split, Croatia
Enjoying coffee in Russia
Krakow, Poland
Polish Dancers
Dancers in Rzeszow, Poland