Summer Language Institute

The Department offers an intensive summer course covering first- and second-year Russian, (RUSS 1010-2020). 

Summer Language Institute

Students earn twelve UVa credits

Institute runs eight weeks

Instruction emphasizes speaking, listening, reading and writing

Class meets M-F 8:30-11:30, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:30

Tutoring, conversation practice and cultural activities are scheduled each weekday evening

The summer intensive institute is open to non-UVa students and offers several advantages:

Permits UVa students to enroll in RUSS 3010 and RUSS 3020 in the academic year following the institute

Prepares students to benefit fully from study abroad

Provides graduate students with the opportunity to gain competency in Russian rapidly

Enables undergraduates who decide late to major in the Department to do so

How to Apply

Apply online: Summer Language Institute Website


The faculty of the Russian Summer Language Institute are regular faculty and graduate students of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.