Russia Summer Study Abroad

Russia Summer Study Abroad

Students spend four weeks studying in Moscow, Russia, at the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. The program provides students an opportunity to earn nine general education credits, as well as major areas. Students will acquire key skills and training to build successful careers in a global economy and international marketplace. In addition, students gain a deep understanding of complex interactions across cultural borders, build a network of international friends and discover the true meaning of diversity and multiculturalism — essential for broadening insight in your own values and society.

Russia Study Abroad


Featured courses include Russian Language, History of Culture and Arts, Economics, Finance, including one week of internship in Russian Banks and Business in Moscow. Faculty collaboration in research and teaching is a key focus of this program. Individually tailored programs enable students to pursue their areas of interest in economics, business, languages, music or the arts.

Why go?

  • It's a great resume builder — students earn up to 9 academic credits from an international business and culture program.
  • It's adventurous — students visit Moscow landmarks, such as Red Square, Kremlin, Arbat Street, International Business Center and St. Petersburg landmarks like Winter Palace, Peterhof, the Old Stock Exchange and the Historical Golden Ring Region.

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Anyone eligible to take classes through Bloomsburg University or Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) school, and who meets BU's requirements for study abroad may apply for this program.

About Moscow

Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation center of Russia and the continent. It’s the northernmost city on Earth to have a population of more than 10 million, making it the most populous city in Europe and sixth largest city proper in the world. It's also the site of the Moscow Kremlin, an ancient fortress, which is now the residence of the Russian President and of the executive branch of the Government of Russia. The Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and one of the deepest underground tubes in the world, the Moscow Metro, second only to Tokyo in terms of ridership and recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 185 stations.

Moscow Finance University

The Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation is one of the top five universities in Russia. The university includes 40 departments, three institutes, two high schools and branches in seven regions of Russia.