The Summer Achievement Grant in Russian Language

Summer Achievement Grant in Russian Language


Study Russian in the US


The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures will offer up to five $1,500 grants 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 2018) and Intermediate or Advanced Russian II (Spring 2019) 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 David Gasperetti (, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Russian.



Sample Programs


Arizona State University, Critical Languages Institute



Dates: May 21- July 13, 2018

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 ($5,300 for four weeks)


Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)



Dates: May 29 – July 27, 2018

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


            Tuition and Fees: $2,930

            Room: $1,700 (55 days x $30.70/day, single occupancy)

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


            Program covered by Project GO for ROTC students



University of Pittsburgh, Summer Language Institute



Dates: eight weeks (First-Year Russian I and II)

Credits: eight


            Tuition: $5,896

            Room: student responsibility

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


            full and partial scholarships available on a competitive basis

            Program covered by Project GO for ROTC students


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)



Dates: June 26 – August 18

Credits: eight (Intensive Elementary Russian)


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




To apply, please download the application and return the completed form to (electronically) or to David Gasperetti, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of German and Russian, 318 O'Shaughnessy Hall (paper copy).

Summer Achievement Grant Application