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.