Study Abroad

Study abroad can be a life-changing experience.

  • Study abroad is marketable: serious time spent abroad, particularly in interesting countries like those in the Slavic lands, will look great on any resume.
  • Study abroad is workable: with numerous programs that range from a summer to a semester to a full academic year, you can work something out to take advantage of these great opportunities.
  • Study abroad can be affordable: funding and financial aid can usually be arranged.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) provide for study abroad in Russia in semester or academic-year programs through the American Council of Teachers of Russian. See the websites http://www.actr.org/ and http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/ for more information.
Please note that students do not get credit in Russian (except by examination) for summer study in Russia. Moreover, students do not get credit in Russian (except by examination) for study on any but the ACTR programs in Russia; in addition, study on any other program in Russia does not provide residency credits required by the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science.

To participate in the UW-Madison study abroad program in Russia (sponsored by the ACTR), students must complete fourth-semester Russian (Slavic 204). Students studying in Russia on the UW-Madison program (sponsored by the ACTR) automatically get credit for language courses as described below, but donot get credit for literature courses, which must be taken at Madison. Students studying in Russia on other programs of at least a semester in length can only get credit by examination upon their return from Russia; students studying in Russia for only a summer do not generally get credit for even the language courses.

The Slavic Dept. encourages students to go on a study abroad program in Russia during what would be their third year of Russian language study. Students who go to Russia for a semester at this time can get credit for either of the following sets of courses:

Fall Semester
Slavic 275 (4 cr.)
Slavic 315 (2 cr.)

Spring Semester
Slavic 276 (4 cr.)
Slavic 316 (2 cr.)

Students who go to Russia for an entire academic year during their third year of study can get credit for Slavic 275 and 276 (total of 8 cr.) and Slavic 315 and 316 (total of 4 cr.)

Students who go to Russia for a semester after completing their third year of study can get credit for either of the following sets of courses:

Fall Semester
Slavic 321 (4 cr.)
Slavic 315 (2 cr.)

Spring Semester
Slavic 322 (4 cr.)
Slavic 316 (2 cr.)

Credits for Slavic 315 and 316 are available only to those students who have not already taken these courses at UW-Madison.

Students who go to Russia for an entire academic year after completing their third year of study can get credit for either Slavic 321 or Slavic 322, but not for both of these courses. They can get credit for both Slavic 315 and Slavic 316 if they have not previously taken either of these courses at UW-Madison.

Students majoring in Russian Language and Civilization who go on study abroad can earn credits towards the 9-credit civilization requirement for this major. For more information, contact the advisor for the Russian major.

Available Study Abroad Programs | Study Abroad with the Slavic Department: Logistics and Credits

UW-Madison undergraduates students are highly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs in the Slavic lands. Study abroad is possible through UW-Madison's office of International Academic Programs.

Click on a location for a description of the program and further details such as applications and costs.

Study Abroad Programs

Location Duration Requirements Information

UW-sponsored programs

Russia - Moscow, St. Petersburg or Vladimir Academic year, semester, or summer Language: Russian
Language requirement: Yes
Housing: Host family or dormitory

Language-immersion, cultural and area-studies program with a Business Russian option. Offered through ACTR.

Poland - Warsaw Spring semester only Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Dormitory

Cultural and area-studies program at the Warsaw School of Economics. Offered through CIEE.

Czech Republic - Prague Fall or spring semester Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Dormitory

Broad, flexible area-studies program at Charles University. Offered through CIEE.

Croatia - Rovinj Summer only Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Shared
 

Non-UW programs

Croatia - Zagreb Summer   See webpage for more information. Study is also available at Center za strane jezike in Dubrovnik.
Poland - Krakow/Lublin/Warsaw Summer, semester or academic year   Students go to Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Catholic University of Lublin in Lublin or the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw. See website for more information.
Serbia - Novi Sad Summer   The Azbukum centre for Serbian Language and Culture. See website for more information.
Serbia - Valjevo Summer   See website for more information.
Czech Republic - Prague Semester or summer Language: English
Language requirement: No
Housing: Shared apartment

Jewish Studies program. Offered through CET.

For more information about these programs, details on how to study abroad, or information on cost or credits, please visit the International Academic Programs website or visit the Resource Room in 261 Bascom Hall.

UW-Madison graduate students study abroad in the Slavic lands through programs organized by the ACTR/ACCELS, CIEE, IREX. and the Koscuiszko Foundation among others. Find out also about credit for study abroad in Russia.

For more information about study abroad for undergraduates, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 262-2851 or a faculty member teaching the language spoken in the country in which you want to study abroad.

For the Czech Republic, contact Professor Danaher
For Poland, contact Dr. Miernowska.
For Russia, contact Anna Tumarkin.
For Serbian or Croatian in the former Yugoslavia, contact Professor Longinovic.

For more information about study abroad on the graduate level, contact Professor Filipowicz, the Slavic Department graduate advisor.

Contact Us

Slavic Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1432 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Voice: (608) 262-3498
Fax: (608) 265-2814
slavic@slavic.wisc.edu