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 2020 (for reference)

Moscow

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight January 8
Arrival in Moscow January 9
Orientation January 10-11
Classes begin January 13
Program excursion February 17-21
Midterm Exams (Middlebury classes) March 2-6
National Holidays February 23, March 8, May 1 and 9, June 12
Final Exams (Middlebury classes) April 13-17
Earliest recommended departure date—those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams, as late as late June. April 18

Irkutsk and Yaroslavl

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight February 3
Arrival in Moscow February 4
Orientation (in Moscow) February 5-6
Yaroslavl & Irkutsk students travel to their site February 6
Site-specific orientation February 7
Classes begin February 10
Program excursion March 9-13
Midterm Exams (Middlebury classes) March 23-27
National Holidays February 23, March 8, May 1 and 9, June 12
Final Exams (Middlebury classes) May 11-15
Earliest recommended departure date—those taking direct enrollment courses may have later exams, as late as late June. May 16

Beginner Track, Moscow

Depart from the U.S. on overnight flight January 20
Arrival in Moscow January 21
Orientation January 22-24
Classes begin January 27
Program excursion February 17-21
National Holidays February 23, March 8, May 1
Classes end April 30
Earliest recommended departure date May 1

All dates are subject to change.

2021-2022 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $16,765
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $33,530

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,850 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Irkutsk

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board $3,200 $3,200 $8,000
Books/Supplies $145 $145 $195
Personal $770 $770 $1,925
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $5,515 $5,515 $11,520

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Moscow

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board (homestay) $4,000 $6,000 $10,000
Room/Board (HSE dorm)* $2,400 $3,650 $6,000
Books/Supplies $150 $150 $195
Personal $965 $965 $2,405
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $6,515 $8,515 $14,000

*Moscow students enrolled at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have the option to live in an HSE rental house with Russian students. Middlebury students’ aid award will be adjusted to reflect this lower expenditure if they elect to do so.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Yaroslavl

  Fall Spring Year
Room/Board $3,200 $3,200 $8,000
Books/Supplies $145 $145 $195
Personal $770 $770 $1,925
Travel from New York $900 $900 $900
Visa/Residency Permit $500 $500 $500
Total $5,515 $5,515 $11,520

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 = 78 RUB.

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.

*2022-23 tuition has been set; out of pocket expenses and exchange rate will be updated in January 2022. See 2021-22 figures for approximate out of pocket expenses.