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.
Eligibility: The SDSU Project GO domestic Russian program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Russian learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Russian are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.
- Date: May 27 – August 7, 2020
- 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
This intensive 10-unit course teaches practical language skills and cultural awareness. Students 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-Literary and Colloquial-both of which are introduced and used from the beginning.
- Robin, Richard M., Karen Evans-Romaine, and Galina Shatalina. Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian. 5th Ed. Bk 1. London: Pearson, 2013.
- MyRussian Lab, eText
- Oxford Dictionaries. Compact Oxford Russian Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
This intensive 10-unit course develops intermediate level skills in Russian speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through the use of authentic materials and field trips, the students are exposed to a wide variety of topics, including a more in depth academic and cultural knowledge.
- Robin, Richard M., Karen Evans-Romaine, and Galina Shatalina. Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian. 5th Ed. Bk 2. London: Pearson, 2013.
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 are 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). You will receive a 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 late-May through mid-August consecutively.
The SDSU Project GO domestic Russian program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Russian learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Russian are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.
Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/18). The application system will be available online from October 1, 2018 to February 22, 2019.
Two letters of recommendation are required:
1. A letter from your commanding officer.
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.
Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be submitted through the Project GO Central Application System.
Academic Year and Online Russian Sustainment Studies
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 is enough to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabulary and phrases, or engaging with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and/or meeting with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that works for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.
*The online language sustainment program is for SDSU Project GO participants only.