Master in Russian students can complete their degree in four 6-week summers in Middlebury, Vermont, two 6-week summers in Vermont with an academic year in Astana, Kazakhstan, or three 6-week summers in Vermont with a semester in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Middlebury, Vermont: Summer 2024

Dates July 2 - August 16
Credits 9 semester hours (3 Middlebury units)

Cost of Attendance*


  • Tuition
  • Housing And Food

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Books
  • Personal
  • Travel
$100 - $500

*Tuition, housing and food are included in total the bill. Students are required to live on campus and have meals together in dining halls, organized by language. Cost of attendance is for first summer only.

Students admitted to the MA program may apply for financial aid which can cover up to 100% of the four 6-week summer program option, depending on the student’s demonstrated need.

Kazakhstan: Year Abroad 2024-2025

Location Astana
Dates August 24 –May 17
Tuition* $33,210

*Middlebury will also bill students for their university dorm room: $1,490/semester or $2,980 for the full year. Please note that housing and food, books/supplies, personal, travel, and visa/residency permit are not included. These are considered out-of-pocket expenses, whose estimates can be found below:

Food $4,750
Books/Supplies $350
Personal $3,100
Travel from New York $1,100
Visa/Residency Permit $185
Total $9,485

Note: Personal expenses cover some basic necessities (local transportation, cell phone, bank fees, program-sponsored excursions, etc.) and do not include your discretionary spending (e.g. entertainment, fitness, and travel). All fees subject to change. Exchange rate: $1 = 478 KZT.

Application Deadlines