Study Abroad

The Slavic Department actively encourages students to participate in study abroad programs in Russia and other East European countries. Through the University of California‚Äôs Study Abroad Programs, students may spend the fall or spring semester in St. Petersburg and do intensive work on Russian language, literature, and culture. UC-sponsored programs emphasize Russian language as well as cultural studies. For information see the Slavic Department’s information poster.

Czech Republic


Read more about studying abroad on the Berkeley Study Abroad website.

The Berkeley Study Abroad advisor for the Czech Republic and Russia is Michelle Ayazi,
Berkeley Study Abroad advising information here.


Institutions outside UC Berkeley and the UC system also offer programs in Russia, East European, and Eurasian countries, both during the school year and summer. Please consult with the Major Advisor for information about these programs, which include:


You can also learn or practice a language at a US university. Opportunities include:

These programs can be applied to your UC Berkeley transcript as transfer credit units, and language placement assessments can confirm coursework toward your Slavic major or minor. Syllabus review by faculty advisor and passing letter grades are required.

If you plan to study abroad during a Fall, Spring, or Academic Year in a program not offered by UC Berkeley or UCEAP, please consult the Berkeley Study Abroad Independent Study-Abroad Guide, and contact a study-abroad advisor.

Additionally, visit the website of UC Berkeley’s Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), and their list of Study Abroad resources and options.