What our alumni say

"As you are placed in cities in provincial Russia, you see the real Russia and speak almost exclusively in Russian. As such, your language skills will increase very quickly and you will see Russia in the truest sense (as opposed to a more Westernized experience in Moscow or St. Petersburg)."

Blake A. (University of Indiana)


Provincial Russia. Our internships take place in three cities -- Voronezh, Ryazan, and Kostroma, all provincial centers in the European part of Russia (see map below).

In these cities, the pace of life is slower and fewer people speak English than in Moscow or St. Petersburg. This way, you practice your Russian and interact with Russians more frequently. Local histories stretching back centuries offer new perspectives on Russian and global history.  

Not all types of internships are available in each location. See internship options page for details.