For all Russian and Slavic courses offered at the UI in the current semester, see https://myui.uiowa.edu/my-ui/courses/dashboard.page.
For more information about the Russian language program, please contact Irina Kostina, 634 Phillips Hall or via phone: 319-621-2196 (cell), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage Study Abroad
We provide many opportunities for our students to learn Russian during summer intensive courses in Moscow, Sankt-Petersburg, Vladimir.
These direct institutional programs ( The American Councils for International Education, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, PRUE, and others) have connections with Russia’s leading universities and offer intensive study programs for the summer, semester and academic year. Scholarships are available, and students financial aid packages through Iowa may be applied directly toward the program cost in Russia.
Contact Study Abroad Programs: (319) 335-0353, https://international.uiowa.edu/study-abroad
Resources for students of Russian
Faces of Russia at PBS A Website devoted to PBS's three hour series entitled "Faces of Russia". Take a journey into the heart of Russian culture through her art, architecture, music and literature. View movie clips from the series and listen to interviews on many different topics in Russian culture. (Movies require either RealVideo, which can be obtained for free following the link above, or Apple Quicktime Plug-in, which is at Apple.com.)
The Moscow Times Daily English language newspaper on-line.
AATSEEL The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
AAASS The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
ACTR The American Council of Teachers of Russian, Russian Page at Bucknell University
Russia Online A website where students can purchase textbooks published in Russia
All current and former students of the Russian language program can join our Facebook group
For the requirements for a Russian minor, please visit the General Catalog.
UI Russian Program's Traditional Kapustnik - Fall 2015
Если у Вас нету тёти/ If You Don't Have an Aunt
Created by our first-year students: Max Cremer and Leo Linder
Language: Russian with explanations in English.
This fictional video shows how an American student studying abroad in Moscow encounters various situations and makes a Russian friend.
Created by our first-year students: Max Cremer, Nathan Gail, and Leo Linder
This fictional video continues the story about Max, an American student studying in Moscow, his Russian friend Leo and a new study abroad student Nate. Together they go through various situations in student life.
Created by our first-year students: Kyle Adamas, Trevor Johnson, Christopher Schuttloffel
1986. The cold war is almost over. A professor from the USA comes to the Soviet Union. He has no visa. But he believes that his love for the Russian culture will open all the doors. His encounter with the Russian border patrol officers will show us if he’s right.