Mausoleum of V. Lenin on Red Square in Moscow


Language Requirements
Expertise in a core language of Eurasia is central to the program. Applicable languages include Russian, Turkish, and Polish and the languages of Southeastern Europe (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian and Romanian). Students whose primary language is Russian must successfully complete one Russian language course beyond 207, or otherwise achieve this level of competence. Students in the program whose focus is Turkish, Polish, or one of the Balkan languages must complete the equivalent of the second year in that language. Native speakers and students with previous training in any of the languages of Eurasia can fulfill the language requirement by passing a placement test.

Course descriptions are available in the current Undergraduate Announcement, which can be found online at
the Office of the Registrar.

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Turkish Language


Summer Language Study

With funding from the Program in Russian, East European,and Eurasian Studies and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures has organized the highly acclaimed language program, Princeton in St. Petersburg. The program is held at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture. It is designed to enable students who complete their first year of Russian language studies on the Princeton campus (RUS 101 and 102) to take the second-year course during a two-month long summer experience in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia.

The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies also supports summer study abroad of third- and fourth- year Russian, 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.

In addition, the Department of Near Eastern Studies supports summer study abroad of the Turkish language.

Visit the Office of International Programs online for more information about these and other study abroad programs.


Summer Internships

Certificate students are encouraged to consider an internship over the summer in Russia or in other Eurasian countries. Princeton students have had internships at Alfa Capital, ABC, CNN, and Newsweek in Moscow, the American embassies in Russia and Belarus, a Russian orphanage, and a major Russian oil company.  Through the Princeton-in-Asia program, students have been placed with organizations located in successor states to the former USSR, such as Kazakhstan.  Internship listings can be found at the University's Office of International Programs.

Internships and jobs in Russia and Eurasia may also be found on other Web sites.

Internships in English
The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various profit, public, and nonprofit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:

  • civil society and local community development, civic education
  • environment
  • European integration, international politics, diplomacy
  • history, curatorial studies, arts, and culture
  • human rights, migration, refugees
  • Jewish history, arts, music, and culture
  • legal and donstitutional affairs
  • media, media advertising, journalism
  • public health, economics, business, finance
  • transparency in public administration, anti-corruption policies

    A sample list of internship areas and organizations can be viewed at:

    Academic Program and Credits
    During a professional internship in Poland, students can take the following:

    --Academic seminar (in English) on democratization, transition, the EU
    integration with a special focus on Central Europe

    -- Internship seminar (in English) that provides an intellectual forum
    for the students to reflect upon their internship experience

    -- Optional Polish language class

    Students can earn an equivalent of up to six American credits awarded by Collegium Civitas. For more information about the academic program visit:

    To Apply: Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Civitas Summer Internship Program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until the spring deadline. Application forms and the deadline date are available here:

    Contact: Inquiries about the program can be directed to Olena Tregub, executive director, Global Educational Leadership, at or  646-670-6089.

    For more information about the program, application form and costs visit:


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