Russian Project GO – ROTC Students

Learn Russian through our unique intensive summer experience. Intensive language courses immerse you in language and culture studies for 6-7 hours of interactive instruction, Monday through Friday. You can earn 20 units of SDSU foreign language credit in 11 weeks. We look forward to having you study with us this summer!
Before you start the application process, please read and understand the eligibility conditions and scholarship/funding information.


  • Date: May 31 – August 16, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Credit: 20 units
  • Levels: Novice Russian 100A & 100B and Intermediate Russian 200A & 200B
  • Location: San Diego State University, CA
  • Application Available: November 1, 2016
  • Application Deadline​ ​January 17, 2017
  • Student Award Notification: February 10, 2017
  • Student Decision Deadline: February 17, 2017​

CLOSED - 2017 Russian Summer Program

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Program Details

This intensive 10-unit course is designed to teach practical language skills and cultural awareness. Students shall learn & expand their four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing of the Russian language through conversations, games, written homework and Russian movies. The Russian language is used in two styles of Literary and Colloquial, both of which shall be introduced from the beginning.

Course Materials: Golosa, book 1, edition 5; Golosa, book 1 Workbook, edition 5 (electronic lab book)

This intensive 10-unit course will help students develop intermediate level skills in Russian speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through the use of authentic materials and field trips, the students will be exposed to a wide variety of topics including a more in depth academic and cultural knowledge.

Course Materials: Richard Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina: Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two (Pearson Education, 2014, fifth edition) with Student Activities Manual

**Course materials are subject to change**


Project GO at SDSU pays for:
Tuition, course materials, room and board for all ROTC Students.
Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared double occupancy suites on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy suites on SDSU's campus. San Diego residents living around campus or within a driving distance of less than 10 miles are exempt.

Students accepted to the program are responsible for the following refundable security deposit: $300 program security deposit (to hold your spot once accepted) - Refund at the end of the program.

How to Apply

SDSU LARC summer intensive course offerings cover the equivalent of 4 semesters of coursework, or 20 units covered from June through mid-August consecutively.

Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the link here or above and filling out the application form. Application forms will be available online from November 1, 2016 to January 17, 2017.

Two letters of recommendation are required:
1. A letter from your commanding officer, using the template provided; (Download the template here)
2. An academic letter of recommendation that addresses: a) the relationship between the recommender and applicant and b) the reason the applicant is a good candidate for this scholarship.​

Email a copy of your unofficial transcripts and two letters of recommendation to with the subject line: Project GO Summer 2017 Russian Applicant - Your First Name, Your Last Name.

Once we receive the copy of your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and your completed application, we will send you a confirmation email. Please allow up to 10 business days for your confirmation email to be sent. Additional correspondence will be sent via email.

Academic Year and Sustainment Russian Course

While taking a traditional language class at your home university is preferred, you may choose to take online language sustainment classes through SDSU. However, the sustainment plan is flexible. For example, you may find 2-3 online hours per week to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabularies and phrases, engage with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and meet with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that will work for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.

The Course
The two-unit Russian 190 course is designed to provide ongoing conversational practice throughout the academic year to students who have studied in LARC and CES Summer Intensive Language Programs in Russian. The purpose is to provide practice and reinforcement of language skills between Summer Intensive Language courses, to prolong language proficiency gains. With these courses, students are given weekly assignments that require them to listen to verbal prompts either from their instructor, or from some authentic media, and to give a response in the target language. Students are also given opportunities to converse with each other and to do collaborative assignments that involve creating and acting out situational dialogues. These courses are for those who have completed at least one or two Summer Intensive Language classes at the 100 level, and for those who have completed coursework at the 200 level and beyond. These courses are 100% online, and open to anyone who meets the pre-requisites.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is currently not available through the LARC-SDSU Project GO program. To find a study abroad option visit Project GO Website .

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