Slavic Studies

Study Abroad

Students in Slavic may choose from various summer and semester/year study abroad programs.

All concentrators are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Slavic country, either during the academic year or the summer. We urge you to consult your languages teachers and other department members for advice on choosing the program that is best for you.

Brown in St. Petersburg

Brown has a summer program in the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg). 

As you explore this beautiful Russian city, you will study Russian history and culture with department faculty as well as the Russian language at a level appropriate to you. There are numerous cultural field trips in and around St. Petersburg, lectures conducted in the Russian Museum, and an optional weekend in Moscow. Note: This program is currently not available. 

Other Study Abroad Programs


If you're interested in studying Russian abroad, there are programs in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, and Estonia. Please contact Lynne deBenedette for more information.


Through our partnership with the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and Kosciuszko Foundation, we are pleased to offer fellowships for Brown/RISD students to complete three-week-long summer language and culture program in various Polish cities including Wrocław, Poznań, Lublin, among others. The fellowship covers all expenses (dorm accommodation, classes, textbooks, weekend excursions, three meals a day) except the flight and insurance. Students can choose the city where they want to study and are assigned to language groups at appropriate levels.  

All Brown/RISD students enrolled in Polish language and/or culture courses are eligible for the fellowship.

For information on summer Polish language programs, please contact Paulina Duda


Newly approved by Brown Study Abroad:

East and Central European Studies (ECES) is housed within the Faculty of Arts at Charles University, one of the most historic and prestigious universities in Central Europe. The program was founded in 1992 and provides classes for international students, not only from the US, but from around the globe, creating a forum for cross-cultural discussions. The curriculum is supervised by the Academic Board of the Faculty and includes some courses where undergraduate and graduate students study together. Courses are offered in liberal arts fields such as Art and Culture, Economics, History, Literature, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Czech language.

For Czech study abroad programs, please contact Masako Fidler