2018-2019 School in Russia Calendar

Fall 2018

August 28

Arrival in Moscow (overnight flight from the U.S. on the 27th)

Moscow students go directly to host families; Yaroslavl and Irkutsk students to the hotel.

Aug. 29-31

Group orientation in Moscow

Yaroslavl and Irkutsk students travel to their site on the evening of August 31st.

September 3On-site orientation
September 4Classes begin
October 1-5Program excursion
October 22-26Mid-terms (Middlebury classes)
November 5National Holiday
December 10-14Final exams (Middlebury classes)
December 15Earliest recommended departure date--those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams.

2017-2018 School in Russia Calendar

Fall 2017

August 28Arrival in Moscow (overnight flight from the U.S. on the 27th)
Aug. 29-30Group orientation in Moscow
Aug. 31 - Sep. 1On-site orientation and Russian language test
September 1Mainstream courses begin
September 4Middlebury program courses begin
October 2-6Program excursion
October 23-27Mid-terms (Middlebury classes)
December 8Middlebury classes end
December 11-15Final exams (Middlebury classes)
December 16Earliest recommended departure date--those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams.

Spring 2018

January 8Arrival for those Moscow students taking courses at the Higher School of Economics (HSE)
January 9HSE courses begin
February 2Arrival in Moscow for those students NOT taking HSE courses (overnight flight from the U.S.)
February 2-3Group orientation in Moscow
February 5-6On-site orientation and Russian language test
February 7Mainstream classes begin (all but HSE)
February 7Middlebury program courses begin
February 23National Holiday; no classes
March 8National Holiday; no classes
March 26-30Mid-term exams (Middlebury program courses)
April 2-6Program excursion*
May 1National holiday; no classes
May 9National holiday; no classes
May 11Middlebury classes end
May 14-18Final exams (Middlebury classes)
May 19Earliest recommended departure date--those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams.

*Excursion dates may vary from site to site and will be determined later.