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Intensive Summer Language School 2017

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Program history 
The Intensive Summer School of the Russian Language opened in 2013. Since then, more than 120 students have participated in the program.

Dates for 2017 
5 June – 11 August

Program intensity 
Minimum: 12 hours of Russian language instruction per week
Maximum: 30 hours of Russian language instruction per week 

Program duration 
Minimum: 4 weeks
Maximum: 10 weeks

Levels of Russian 
А2 through В2 (with a possibility of C1, if there is enough interest)
Basic knowledge of Russian is required. If you are a complete beginner, you can take introductory classes with the Russian Language Center via Skype before your program begins.
Special courses are offered for heritage speakers of Russian.

Unique features of the program 
- Live with Russian-speaking roommates in a HSE dormitory
- Study with Russian student tutors in your dormitory (homework help, conversation practice, etc.) 
- Enroll in specialized courses (including "Russian Through Politics" and "Language of Business Media")
- Explore beyond Moscow through optional program modules at HSE campuses in St. Petersburg and Perm (if there is enough interest to make a group)

Additional options
It is possible to combine the summer school program with an internship (non-paid) in such areas as: International Relations, Journalism, Philology, Marketing, Public Relations, and more.

Cultural events 
The program does not include cultural events but activities can be arranged at the request of the partner universities to create a customized study experience for groups of students.

The cost depends on the group size and the length and intensity of the program. 
For individual students, taking 10 weeks of 20 hours of Russian language instruction per week (in class) and 10 hours of tutor assistance per week (in the dorm), the cost is 4,000 USD. This includes tuition fees, ccommodation at HSE dormitories, and airport transfers. For a group of 8 students or more (of the same level), there is a 30% discount. 

Olga Kultepina okultepina@hse.ru
Marina Korshak mkorshak@hse.ru