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Summer in Siberia



Summer in Siberia


June 12 - August 7, 2006

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

      Immerse yourself in the multicultural society of Yakutia in North East Siberia for nine weeks this summer. Witness the historic social and economic changes occurring in Russia as you develop language skills in a Russian speaking environment.
      Yakutsk State University is located in Yakutsk, the capital and the largest city of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
      Yakutia has much in common with Alaska, Canada and other northern countries: vast, sparsely populated lands rich in unspoiled beauty, abundant wildlife, natural resources, and ethnic and cultural diversity. The city of Yakutsk is on the Lena River. Summer weather is warm (30 - 35 C or 70's and 80's F) and dry.
      Each student takes different levels of Russian Language, Sakha Culture, History of Russia and Yakutia.
      Courses are presented by faculty of Yakutsk State University.

      COURSE LISTING
      Elementary - Intermediate Intensive Russian Introduction course of the Russian language. Immersion in the grammar, structure, and vocabulary of the Russian language. Emphasis on conversational Russian, with additional reading and writing.
      Intensive Advanced Russian Immersion in the Russian language for advanced students. Emphasis on reading, translation, textual analysis and composition. Includes discussion of advanced topics in Russian grammar and language structure illustrated through various writing styles. Prerequisite: one - two years of Russian.
      Culture of Yakutia

      Topics include ethnography of the indigenous people of Yakutia, religious outlook of the Yakut people, ethnogenesis, Yakut mythology, shamanism.,

  • Yakut native clothes and food etc. Includes visits to museums and cultural events and excursions to various communities within the Republic.
    History of Russia and Yakutia
    Origin and development of Russia and Yakutia from early time to the present.
  • Cultural Activities
    Excursions to museums, theaters, concerts, social and cultural events. А boat trip on the Lena River is optional for additional cost.
    Sakha traditional summer feast Ysyakh.
    University Residence Hall is available for foreign students.
  • PROGRAM COST
    Tuition - 1200 USD
    Accommodation in double room - 650 USD
    Invitation letter issue and registration - 75 USD
    Cultural Activities - 75 USD
    Total - 2000 USD

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Note: All the costs given here are subject to change.
Students are responsible for round trip airfare between Yakutsk and their native city.


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For additional information and application for Yakutsk University International

Programs contact:
Yakutsk State University
Office of International Programs

Belinsky St., 58
Yakutsk 677000 Russia
Tel/Fax: + 7 (4112) 36 14 53
Tel: +7 (4112)49 68 10
E-mail: oip@sitc.ru



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