Picture Yourself Abroad
Ready for a meaningful experience that will challenge you and encourage you to explore new opportunities? Through immersive cultural programming, rigorous academics, and experiential learning, SRAS programs can offer you just that.
Study abroad has more than one path, and the one we’re most interested in is yours. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or need help in defining the possibilities, our team of consultants is ready to work with you. We’ll guide you as you step through the process with your home and host universities – and we’ll help with the logistics you encounter along the way.
We offer programs year-round so you can find something that fits your timeline. Our locations are not typical study abroad destinations, making them ideal for discovery and growth. We offer a fresh perspective on practical content – ranging from the arts, modern history and social sciences, regional identity studies, and language to business, economics, security, and diplomacy.
Our approach to learning is equally varied. We partner with reputable, local institutions and ground our programs in solid academics. Then we take it a step further, outside the classroom. Programs can include internships, volunteer and service learning projects, peer tutoring, hands-on workshops, interactive walking seminars, and more.
In-country, our trained specialists and partners are there to help you shape your program and carry out your vision. They also offer support as you discover and navigate the local culture and help you stay healthy, providing 24-hour emergency support.
Get started by browsing our programs and finding the opportunity that is right for you. If you don’t find quite what you are looking for, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you create a program that meets your needs – remember, it’s your study abroad experience that we’re interested in!
I’ve studied in Irkutsk and St. Petersburg with SRAS, but [Bishkek] is, by far, my favorite because of the intense focus on speaking skills. I spend about three hours, 4 times a week speaking one-on-one. It’s such a unique opportunity! The people are also especially friendly here. My homestay is fantastic, the coordinator is a never-ending wealth of help, and the food of Central Asia is delicious.
At a time in my life when I was at a crossroads regarding where my career might take me, this course showed me a path that truly inspired me, and I haven’t looked back since.
The program here is wonderful. All of my teachers have been extremely helpful and I have made friends both here in the dorms and with others who live in the city and find that I often have many opportunities to practice Russian outside of the classroom. The university also has a speaking club which is comprised of both Russian and foreign students solely for the purpose of speaking practice in Russian. Already I feel that my Russian has improved immensely,especially my listening and speaking.
My semester back home so far has been incredibly influenced by my semester abroad with SRAS and I find myself talking about it almost daily. Since many of my classes touch on the region (Europe after Socialism, Central Asian Politics), I’m able to add comments and insights unavailable to me before. My contributions to our Russian club have also been greatly enriched. Thank you for everything you did to facilitate this experience and going out of your way to ensure our success.
I wanted to find a program that combined my love of Russia and my passion for environmental studies. Because of my interest in environmental issues, Lake Baikal had always been a site of interest to me. Studying abroad in Siberia gives you the opportunity to see a completely different side of Russia and the Russian people. Just think, few people at home even know that Siberia is anything but a wintery tundra!
I spent Fall and Spring with your program in St. Petersburg and it was truly the highlight and culmination of my University experience and just a banner year! I can’t thank you enough for or gush enough about your program. I recommend it to just about everyone I talk to, whether or not they’re interested in learning Russian.