While our School in Russia is on pause, students of Russian have the chance to study in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where Russian is an official language.

Kazakhstan is a state in Central Asia bordering Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. А leader in the fields of economics, innovation, education, and international business in the post-Soviet space, Kazakhstan is in a period of dynamic development while striving to preserve its national flavor, its history, and its rich culture.

Our program will take place in the capital city of Nur-Sultan, a new city with extraordinary infrastructure and architecture. Taking inspiration from advanced megacities such as New York, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, and Tokyo, the country’s government quickly built a vibrant, convenient, clean and safe city with a population of over 1 million people. The best architects in the world have been invited to carry out this ambitious project, and it now boasts wide avenues, modern buildings, skyscrapers, and excellent service.

Academics

Students will take Russian language courses and Middlebury-organized electives designed for language learners at our host university (more details coming soon), with the chance to take mainstream courses alongside Kazakh students. All coursework will be in Russian under the Middlebury Language Pledge. 

In addition to Russian language, examples of courses organized for our students may include:

Russian Intellectual History from the Enlightenment to Eurasianism
International Relations of Eurasia
Introduction to the Politics of Central Asia
Stalinist Central Asia
History of Kazakh Music

Housing

Students will live in dormitories.

2022-2023 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $17,270
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $34,540

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,900 study abroad fee per semester.

Out of pocket expenses coming soon.

Eligibility

This program is open to students with the equivalent of two years of college-level Russian or the equivalent. Students must have achieved an average of B or better in their major and language courses, and an overall average of B- or better. 

Applying

Final deadlines for complete applications are as follows:

  Fall or Academic Year Spring  
Students from other institutions March 15 October 1  
Middlebury College students February 1 February 1

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