The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Current Student Funding Opportunities

Boren Scholarship for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

George Kline Fellowship
The Department of Russian is awarding funds in the form of George L. Kline Fellowships to students wishing to study in RussiaThese fellowships were established by a Bryn Mawr alumna, Irene Darden Field, in honor of Professor George L. Kline, who taught for many years in the Philosophy and Russian Departments at Bryn Mawr.  These fellowships are intended to support current and graduating students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford who want to pursue language study, specialized coursework, or independent research in Russia or a Russian-speaking country and need financial assistance in order to accomplish their goals.

Russian Flagship Scholarship Form
A source of supplemental funding for students who are studying at RLI, RLASP Summer with American Councils in Almaty, Kazakhstan, or Russian Overseas Flagship (Overseas Flagship Capstone Course).  Applicants must be in the Bryn Mawr Flagship program and registered in the Flagship database.

Thomas Raeburn White Scholarship and Judy Loomis Gould Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad are just two of the funding opportunities listed on the Bryn Mawr College Dean's Office web site for summer funding.  Please go directly to the Dean's web site to check out the complete list of funding opportunities.



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Navigation Apps

2GIS- A navigation app for Russian cities that does not require internet connection.  
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Прогулки (Walks)- Shows you the all of the sights in the geographical area where you are located.
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(No Android availability)


Russia Today -- Daily News Home Page
(English) Full issue of Russia Today

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Reports on Russia

The Voice of Russia
(English) Hear the Voice of Russia using RealPlayer in Russian, English, etc.

The Moscow Times (English)

BBC Russia

The Village- A Russian news website with short, easier to read articles that show the opposition point of view.

Other Language Resources

The 10,000 most commonly used Russian words A website with links to several dictionaries and grammatical explanations.

Memrise- A website with several mini-courses on Russian language (among other things).

Pop Culture

Mosfilm- On this website you can watch every film Mosfilm has ever made.

Radio and Film

Live Russian Radio

Ekho Moskvy


Far From Moscow


Bucknell's Russian Page
(Eng & Russ) It has a great list of dictionaries, grammar resources, etc.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly the American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies).

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS)
American Councils for International Education home page with information regarding news about the organization, Russian related programs, and study abroad opportunities

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages home page.

Russian Language field resource center

Russian Government Home Page
(English) A list of computer learning resources available for many languages

Search Engines
The Russian version of Google



Translation apps

Yandex Translate  
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Dictionary Box
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Visa Help
Visa HQ- For students traveling to Russia independently, this website helps with the process of obtaining a visa for a small fee.