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Students interact with Russian professor

Incorporating data and analyses to facilitate active engagement with current and future leaders of Russian policy and intellectual communities.

The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) at the Middlebury Institute enables students with advanced Russian language skills to professionalize their interest in Russia and Eurasia. It provides experiential learning and international opportunities for students interested in careers in government, NGOs, and the private sector. The initiative is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.