Dates

Fall 2021 (for reference)

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight September 23
Arrival in Moscow September 24
Group orientation in Moscow September 25
Yaroslavl students travel to their site September 26
Site-specific orientation September 27
Classes begin September 27
Long weekend November 4-7
End of Middlebury classes December 20
Earliest recommended departure date—those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams.* December 21

All dates are subject to change.

*Moscow direct enrollment courses at the local university will end in December. Exams for Yaroslavl university courses may take place in January.

Spring 2022

Moscow

Online orientation for all Russia students – January 17 and 18, 8-10pm Moscow time (12pm-2pm Eastern)

Online orientation for Moscow students – January 19, 8-10pm Moscow time (12pm-2pm Eastern)

Note: Those students in Moscow who want to take mainstream classes at HSE should let us know about their choice of courses in advance, in the beginning of December, to get registered for these courses. Mainstreams will start on January 10th, so there is a chance that students may miss a class at the very start of the semester, but we can explain to professors there is an excuse for the absence.

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight January 27
Arrival in Moscow January 28
Orientation; Self-isolation while awaiting PCR test results (mainstreams will start on January 10th, some mainstreams may be available online during this period) January 29-30
Classes begin January 31
National Holidays and long weekends February 23, March 6-8, May 1-3 and 7-10, June 13
Most Middlebury classes (Russian language, creative writing, literature, anthropology) end May 6
Earliest recommended departure date—those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams that may end in June May 7
Middlebury Russian Foreign Policy class ends May 17
Middlebury Post-Soviet History class ends June 3*

*It’s possible this could change and the course could end in late May.

Irkutsk and Yaroslavl

Online orientation for all Russia students – January 17 and 18, 8-10pm Moscow time (12pm-2pm Eastern)

Online orientation for Irkutsk students – January 20, 8-10pm Moscow time (12pm-2pm Eastern)

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight January 31
Arrival in Moscow February 1
Orientation (in Moscow); Self-isolation while awaiting PCR test results, followed by departures to sites as soon as the test results are ready February 2-4
Site-specific orientation February 5-6
Classes begin February 7
National Holidays and long weekends February 23, March 6-8, May 1-3 and 7-10, June 13
Middlebury classes end May 20
Earliest recommended departure date—those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams that may end in June May 21

All dates are subject to change.

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.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Irkutsk

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board $3,200 $4,000 $8,000
Books/Supplies $150 $150 $195
Personal $800 $1,020 $2,485
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $5,550 $6,570 $12,080

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Moscow

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board $4,000 $5,000 $10,000
Books/Supplies $150 $150 $200
Personal $1,000 $1,275 $2,485
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $6,550 $7,825 $14,085

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Yaroslavl

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board $3,200 $4,000 $8,000
Books/Supplies $150 $150 $195
Personal $800 $1,020 $2,485
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $5,550 $6,570 $12,080

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 = 80 RUB.

We recognize there may be additional expenses related to COVID (required testing, quarantine, etc.), which we will calculate to the best of our ability prior to the program start date.