The Summer Achievement Grant in Russian Language

Summer Achievement Grant in Russian Language


Study Russian in the US


                                                                          Submit by Friday, February 15, 2020 to 

                                                                                                Emily Wang

                                                                             Department of German and Russian
                                                                                      318 O’Shaughnessy Hall



Happy Women In Russia

The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures will offer up to five grants in the range of $1,500 - $3000 to students who successfully complete a for-credit, first- or second-year Russian language sequence at an accredited US university this summer. In addition, scholarship recipients must agree to enroll in Intermediate or Advanced Russian I (Fall 2020) and Intermediate or Advanced Russian II (Spring 2021) upon their return to Notre Dame next academic year. Examples of eligible programs follow below, but students may apply the scholarship to any accredited US university with prior approval from the Department.

 Although current First-Year students, sophomores, and juniors are eligible, this opportunity is primarily for students who wish to complete a minor or major. For example, a First-Year student who completes a first-year summer course would be on-track to attain a major in Russian over her or his last three years at Notre Dame.

For more information, contact Professor Emily Wang (


Sample Programs


Arizona State University, Critical Languages Institute



Dates: May 18- July 10, 2020

Credits: eight (RUS 101, RUS 102)


            Tuition: $1,500

            Room (estimate): $750 ($16.50/day, double occupancy)

            Food (estimate): $1,125 (45 days x $25/day)


            ASU provides scholarships of $1,500 on a competitive basis for “superior applicants”

            ASU provides a $1,000 reduction in fees for “qualified Pell-eligible students”

            Program covered by Project GO for ROTC students


Optional Trip

            Bishkek, Kirghizstan ($3,800 for four weeks)


Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)



Dates:  June 1  – July 31, 2020

Credits: eight (First-Year Russian I and II)


            Tuition and Fees: $3,788

            Room: $1,800 (estimate)

            Food (estimate): 1,375 (55 days x $25/day)


            Program covered by Project GO for ROTC students
            $3000 REEI Scholarship available
            Up to $5000 tuition and $2500 stipend FLAS scholarship available
             "Women Engaging Globally" tuition and stipend award available
            Up to $2500 language workshop scholarship available



University of Pittsburgh, Summer Language Institute



Dates:  June 1 - July 24, 2020 (First-Year Russian I and II)

Credits: eight 


            Tuition:  $6468

            Room:  (estimate) $33/night in a dorm

            Food (estimate): $1,375 (55 days x $25/day)


            full and partial scholarships available on a competitive basis ($1000 to a maximum of $5000)
            Program covered by Project GO for ROTC students



University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)



Dates: June 22 – August 14, 2020 (eight weeks)

Credits: eight (Intensive Elementary Russian)


            Tuition: $3,150 ($2,700 + $450 in fees)

            Room:  Not listed

            Food:  Not listed


To apply, please download the application and return the completed form to (electronically) or to Emily Wang, 318 O'Shaughnessy Hall (paper copy).

Summer Achievement Grant App 2020