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Russian Language & Culture | Moscow, Russia

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Moscow is a diverse, contemporary city with a strong connection to its history through collections of world-renowned art. Students attend small classes providing individual attention at Moscow State University, one of the world’s most respected universities Students will be taught by Russian professors who specialize in teaching Russian as a second language. Intensive language classes in the morning (beginning to advanced levels) are followed by afternoon studies in art, music, culture, history, and folklore. At least one field trip is scheduled weekly in connection with course work.

Program Sessions

Do not purchase airline tickets until advised to do so by International Programs.

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
MW01Summer 201705/07/1706/16/17$7,420.00

Program Description

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students.

Housing

The dormitory features suite-style living: two single rooms with shared baths. Students may cook in kitchens located on each floor or take reasonably-priced meals in the cafeteria. The dormitory has several food shops, a tailor, fee-based laundry, bookstore, and flower shops. It is a short walk from the classroom building. A full-service internet café, the metro station, shopping, and dining are short walks away.

Excursions & Group Activities

Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:

  • 3 day trip to St. Petersburg
  • Moscow bus tour
  • Boat rides on the Neva River
  • Kremlin and Kremlin Armory visits
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Stalin's Bunker tours
  • Trip to Lenin's Tomb on the Red Square
  • Visits to the Museum of Napoleonic War and Tretaykoy Art Gallery
  • 2 day trip to Vladimir and Suzdal
  • Famous monastery trips
  • Trip to Tolstoy's estate
  • Ballet at Kremlin Palace
  • Museum of Nuclear War visit

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 10 undergraduate or 6 graduate credits
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Hotels and breakfast for overnight trips
  • Course-related field trips
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health insurance
  • Entry visa
  • Metro pass
  • Cell phone for use in Russia
  • International student ID card
  • IP t-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)
  • Course-related fees (except as noted)

Courses

MW01-6-16: Summer 2016
CourseTitleCredits
RUS1120Elementary Russian I

Introduction to basic Russian. Students with high school language experience or equivalent should consult the department for placement. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1121 and/or 2200. ^May not be taken by native speakers.
4
RUS1121Elementary Russian II

Continuation of RUS 1120. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1120 and/or 2200. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
RUS2220Intermediate Russian

Grammar, reading, and conversation. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
RUS3240Reading and Conversation

Oral expression is emphasized. Textbooks will be provided in Russia.
3
RUS4421Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition

The course will consist of review of Russian grammar, translations from English into Russian and discussions on current events, based on unadapted Russian TV news clips. Excerpts of Russian TV news will be viewed and the scripts will be given for home translations. Students have to learn new expressions and vocabulary, translate and rewrite the text (sometimes through the eyes of imaginary characters - Russian and American people or political figures) by using grammatical constructs reviewed in class. For instance, if the Gerunds were the subject of the grammar review, the students would be asked to make up sentences from the script by introducing constructions with Gerunds. In order to intensify the learning process, the oral exercises will be commonly used and students may be asked to retell the assigned texts. Textbooks will be assigned in Russia.
3
RUS4780Phonetics

An understanding of the phonetic and phonemic structure of Russian with extensive oral practice. Textbooks will be provided in Russia.
3
RUS4930Verbs of Motion

For course details, contact Professor Efimov at nefimov@fsu.edu. Textbooks will be provided in Russia.
3
RUT3505Russian Culture and Civilization*

The course will consist of two major components: lectures on Russian culture and civilization and excursions to museums and historical sites. The course will focus on the development of Russian cultural identity from the 11-th century until Socialist Revolution in 1917. Russian philosophical, artistic, religious, and political thought in relation to Western civilization will be the core of the discussions. The main topics will deal with Medieval Russian tradition and arts, westernization during the reign of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, intellectual and revolutionary movements in the 19th century, legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky, and modern cultural identity between the Russian national traditions and Western influences. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^Students may take RUT3505 or RUW5930 but not both.
3
RUT3514Russian Folklore and Fairy Tales

This course considers a range of critical approaches and provides a general introduction to the study of folk belief, folklore and fairy tales, and their continuing influence in Russian and world culture. The course focuses primarily on Russian folk and fairy tales, but also includes cross cultural comparisons. Taught in English. Textbooks will be provided in Russia.
3
RUW5930Russian Culture and Civilization*

The course will consist of two major components: lectures on Russian culture and civilization and excursions to museums and historical sites. The course will focus on the development of Russian cultural identity from the 11-th century until Socialist Revolution in 1917. Russian philosophical, artistic, religious, and political thought in relation to Western civilization will be the core of the discussions. The main topics will deal with Medieval Russian tradition and arts, westernization during the reign of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, intellectual and revolutionary movements in the 19th century, legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky, and modern cultural identity between the Russian national traditions and Western influences. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^Students may take RUT3505 or RUW5930: Russian Culture and Civilization, but not both.
3
RUW5930Russian Stylistics

The course will consist of two major components: lectures on Russian culture and civilization and excursions to museums and historical sites. The course will focus on the development of Russian cultural identity from the 11-th century until Socialist Revolution in 1917. Russian philosophical, artistic, religious, and political thought in relation to Western civilization will be the core of the discussions. The main topics will deal with Medieval Russian tradition and arts, westernization during the reign of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, intellectual and revolutionary movements in the 19th century, legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky, and modern cultural identity between the Russian national traditions and Western influences. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^Students may take RUT3505 or RUW5930: Russian Culture and Civilization, but not both.
3
MW01-6-17: Summer 2017
CourseTitleCredits
RUS1120Elementary Russian I

This course introduces students to basic Russian. Students with high school language experience or equivalent should consult the department for placement. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1121 and/or 2220.
4
RUS1121Elementary Russian II

This course is a continuation of RUS 1120. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1120 and/or 2220.
4
RUS2220Intermediate Russian

This course focuses on grammar, reading, and conversation. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with RUS 1120 and/or 1121.
4
RUS3240Reading and Conversation

In this course, oral expression is emphasized.
3
RUS4421Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition

This course focuses on the practical application of advanced language skills.
3
RUS4780Phonetics

This course provides an understanding of the phonetic and phonemic structure of Russian with extensive oral practice.
3
RUS4930Verbs of Motion

For course details, contact Professor Efimov at nefimov@fsu.edu. Textbooks will be provided in Russia.
3
RUT3505Russian Culture and Civilization*

This course examines the Russians, their history, culture, and traditions, from the Middle Ages to the present. Fiction and film give students a perspective from the "inside." Taught in English.
3
RUT3514Russian Folklore and Fairy Tales

This course considers a range of critical approaches and provides a general introduction to the study of folk belief, folklore and fairy tales, and their continuing influence in Russian and world culture. The course focuses primarily on Russian folk and fairy tales, but also includes cross cultural comparisons. Taught in English.
3
RUW5930Russian Culture and Civilization*

The course will consist of two major components: lectures on Russian culture and civilization and excursions to museums and historical sites. The course will focus on the development of Russian cultural identity from the 11-th century until Socialist Revolution in 1917. Russian philosophical, artistic, religious, and political thought in relation to Western civilization will be the core of the discussions. The main topics will deal with Medieval Russian tradition and arts, westernization during the reign of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, intellectual and revolutionary movements in the 19th century, legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky, and modern cultural identity between the Russian national traditions and Western influences. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^Students may take RUT3505 or RUW5930: Russian Culture and Civilization, but not both.
3
RUW5930Russian Stylistics

The course will consist of two major components: lectures on Russian culture and civilization and excursions to museums and historical sites. The course will focus on the development of Russian cultural identity from the 11-th century until Socialist Revolution in 1917. Russian philosophical, artistic, religious, and political thought in relation to Western civilization will be the core of the discussions. The main topics will deal with Medieval Russian tradition and arts, westernization during the reign of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, intellectual and revolutionary movements in the 19th century, legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky, and modern cultural identity between the Russian national traditions and Western influences. Textbooks will be provided in Russia. ^Students may take RUT3505 or RUW5930: Russian Culture and Civilization, but not both.
3

*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.

Money Matters

The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship funds are available during the fall and spring terms only. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Bright Futures funds for which they qualify. If a student receives Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds and wishes to defer a portion of his or her program fees, the student must complete the fee deferment request form provided at the time of acceptance.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates. Additional information may also be available through the Florida State Office of Financial Aid.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$103 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$77 Per Credit Hour
6 $618 $462
7 $721 $539
8 $824 $616
9 $927 $693
10 $1030 $770
11 $1133 $847
12 $1236 $924
13 $1339 $1001
14 $1442 $1078
15 $1545 $1155
16 $1648 $1232
17 $1751 $1309
18 $1854 1386

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3240.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, committing to a goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. We are proud to be part of this pledge to undertake ambitious actions in order to increase the number of students who study abroad with Florida State!

As part of this commitment, International Programs has launched a $175,000 Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program, Which includes $70,000 worth of new scholarships as well as two existing scholarships being incorporated into the Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program.

Psychology In London Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage participation in the FSU Psychology in London summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship.

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences or in the College of Fine Arts, who have an overall GPA of 2.85 or above may apply for this need-based scholarship. Preference is given to students studying Art History or the Humanities.

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring or minoring in Chinese or Russian, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available summer sessions in Tianjin or Moscow. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are the first in their family to attend college and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship, available fall, spring and summer sessions. Amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship, which is intended to help increase the number of Florida State students who study abroad. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions; and amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this meritbased scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

To help more minorities study abroad, we offer a Minority Scholarship to degree-seeking Florida State ethnic minority students with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. There are two $5,000 awards each semester, to be applied toward a fall or spring program in Florence, London, Panama City or Valencia.

Spring Break Scholarship

IP offers a limited number of scholarships for students participating in FSU IP Spring Break programs. Applicants must be Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above and no demonstrated financial need or an overall GPA of 3.5 or above with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be up to 25% of the program fee.

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Cullen Klein, a talented linguist double-majoring in Spanish and Chinese. His family established the scholarship in his memory to help open the world to other students through studying abroad on the FSU Tianjin summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2017 September 7, 2016
Spring Break 2017 November 2, 2016
Summer 2017 December 7, 2016
Fall 2017 April 5, 2017

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

For information about study abroad scholarships administered by other FSU departments, view the following links:

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

Available through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Contact the department for guidelines.

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

Humanities majors participating in the Florence Program may apply for Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships. Apply through the director of the FSU humanities program Contact the Program in Interndisciplinary Humanities at 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

Florida State University liberal studies Honor students and Honors in the Major students may apply for a Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship. For more information, see the Honors Program website.

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by the International Enrichment Fund

Available through the College of Arts and Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website).

Scholarship List

General listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 100 grants of $1,000 each to selected undergraduate students seeking support for study abroad. The best part is that applicants do NOT have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi (more information available on the scholarship's website).

Related Materials

External Links

Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Gisela R. Fisher
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A,
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.7217
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: gfisher@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
Ceil Bare
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Florida State University
A5500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: (850) 644-1283
Email: cbare@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
Christina Florez
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Miami-Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 3116
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 237-3485
Email: cflorez1@mdc.edu

Technology Fee (Not included in program fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2016-2017 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A, 101C Student Life Center
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tueday, October 4, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

General Program & FSA Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit or been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from a program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) will not be able to participate but remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.

Refunds of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Cancellation of program by International Programs
  2. Involuntary call to active duty
  3. Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Refunds of program fees will not be granted where a student becomes ineligible to participate in a program for failure to meet or maintain admission requirements.

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Illness of the student of such duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by Florida State's University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  2. Exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and were beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs’ refund committee.
    • Timely notification in relation to the event that caused the need for withdrawal will be considered in evaluating refund requests. In no instance will a request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund is requested.
    • Refunds cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
    • Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.
  3. Rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admission for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admission offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit

Submitting Withdrawals, Requests for Refunds, and Release from Fee Liability

All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

Moscow, Russia

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Moscow, Russia for the following programs: Summer. Please note any Russian program, for any length of time requires a visa for U.S. Citizens.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Moscow Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Moscow. Non-U.S. citizens must provide a copy of their U.S. Resident Alien Card (also known as "Green Card"), or a copy of their valid U.S. visa. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact us at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For All Moscow, Russia Participants:

  • Passport: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least 18 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • HIV Test Results: Recent HIV test results are required in order to receive a Russian visa. This fee is not included in program fees, approximately $25. You may choose for the results to remain confidential when submitting to International Programs.

Important Dates & Documents

Summer 2017 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* December 7, 2016 $100
Scholarship Application Deadline December 7, 2016
Confirmation Deposit Due January 18, 2017 $1,500
Full Payment Due February 15, 2017

Documents

Health & Safety

For sixty years, Florida State University's International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.

Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.

Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.

Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.

Insurance

Travel Insurance Information

FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.

Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.

You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices or you may download from the links below: