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Advanced Critical Language Institute

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    The Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion (ACLI) is specifically designed to help students of who have completed one year of Russian language to improve their fluency in all aspects of their speaking, writing and grammar. Intermediate and advanced ACLI students are provided unique opportunities to speak Russian during the program. All participants study for four to five hours daily in small groups with native speaking specialists from The Herzen State Pedagogical University.

    Program Highlights:

    • Daily language instruction
    • Cultural Program
    • On-site Director
    • Individualized tutoring
    • 4 weeks (3-6 credits), 6 week (6-9 credits)

    Location St. Petersburg, Russia
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates 4 week option:  July 5 - Aug 2

    6 week option:  June 21 - Aug 2
    Language of Instruction Russian
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements ACLI students will live in residence halls near the university.

    Russian-family home stay may be available upon request.
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.5
    Other Requirements Applicants MUST include an image of a current passport that has two blank adjacent visa pages and that is valid through at least Jan 2022
    Application Deadline March 1 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Intermediate and Advanced level Russian Language.

    Students will enroll in either RUS 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, or 412. Additionally students will enroll in 3-6 credits of EUR 447, RUS 447 or SLV 578 (grad)

    4 weeks: 3-6 credits

    6 week: 6-9 credits

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) can request GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

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