Live the Russian language and culture—from interpreting poetry and learning the balalaika to discussing post-Soviet politics and mastering etiquette—at the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian.

Spend a summer at the Language Schools and you'll experience the single most effective method for rapid language acquisition: a total immersion environment with the Language Pledge®—a promise to read, write, speak, and listen only in your language of study.

Recognized as one of the world's best Russian language programs, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian has been offering its unique blend of cultural and language immersion since 1945. Each program is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students at other institutions, professionals, and lifelong learners.

Program Options

Choose a program based on your Russian language proficiency and goals of study.

Live in Language

In the classroom, our dedicated faculty will guide you in discovering a language that is alive and ever-changing, helping you gain both the confidence and tools necessary to take your skills to the next level.

Outside the classroom, you'll choose from cocurricular activities that explore the range of historical and contemporary Russian culture, each activity designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.

Funding

Thanks to the support of generous donors (including Language Schools alumni) and Middlebury’s commitment to provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, we are pleased to offer need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships.

You’ll find several options available for both the immersion and graduate programs, as well as funding for specific languages of study.

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