2016-2017 School in Russia Calendar

Fall 2016

August 30 Arrival in Moscow (overnight flight from the U.S.)
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Group orientation in Moscow
September 2 On-site orientation
September 5 Russian language test
September 6 Classes begin
October 3-7 Program excursion
October 24-28 Mid-terms (Middlebury classes)
November 4 National holiday; day off
December 9 Middlebury classes end
December 12-16 Final exams (Middlebury classes)
December 17 Earliest recommended departure date--those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams.

Spring 2017

January 8 Arrival for those Moscow students taking courses at the Higher School of Economics (HSE)
January 9 HSE courses begin
January 30 Arrival in Moscow for those students NOT taking HSE courses (overnight flight from the U.S.)
Jan 31- Feb 2 Group orientation in Moscow
February 3, 4, 6 On-site orientation and Russian language test
February 6 Mainstream classes begin (all but HSE)
February 7 Middlebury program courses begin
February 23 & 24 National Holiday; no classes
March 8 National Holiday; no classes
March 27-31 Mid-term exams (Middlebury program courses)
April 3-7 Program excursion*
May 1 National holiday; no classes
May 8 & 9 National holiday; no classes
May 12 Middlebury classes end
May 15-19 Final exams (Middlebury classes)
May 20 Earliest 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.