Russian Language Institute8 Week Summer Intensive Russian Language Program that runs from early June to late July
RLI Museum VisitStudents and staff look at Russian artifacts at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
RLI end of session partyRLI faculty and students sing Russian songs at the end of session I party
Program update due to COVID-19
The Russian Language Institute offers a highly focused curriculum and a study environment conducive to the rapid development of the four language skills (oral, listening, writing, reading) as well as cultural competence. Course offerings are designed to accommodate a full range of language learners, from the beginner to the advanced level (three levels total). Through the highly intensive course work and culturally rich immersion environment, students receive the equivalent of an academic year of college-level intensive Russian in eight weeks. The program draws participants from a broad spectrum of academic fields, occupations, ages, and interests. The program is open to students of all genders over the age of 16 who are at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level. Most students complete the full 8-week program, but a four-week option is also available.*
*Students wishing to enroll in the four-week program must enroll in the first four-week session. The second four-week session is a continuation of the first four-week session. Those who wish to enroll in the second four-week session must have prior approval from the program's co-directors.