Program in Russian & Eurasian Studies
Students pursuing the Russian and Eurasian Studies certificate are expected to combine classwork with study abroad for a semester, year, or summer to sharpen their language skills, conduct independent research, and, in general, gain a better appreciation of at least one country and culture in Eurasia. Summer internships abroad, partly subsidized by the program or the University, are also highly encouraged.
The Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies offers information and advice on study abroad programs and internships in Russia and Eurasia on its website.
The Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, with the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, runs a highly acclaimed language program called Princeton in Petersburg at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture. This program is designed to enable students who complete first-year Russian on the Princeton campus to take second-year Russian over the summer and return to the campus to master third-year Russian by the end of the second calendar year. This facilitates use of the Russian language in junior and senior independent work.
The program also supports the study of third- and fourth-year Russian abroad over a summer, thanks to the generosity of the Monty Raiser '92 Fund. The fund was established in 1993 in memory of R. Montgomery Raiser III, a Princeton student who had a strong interest in Russian affairs.