CREES encourages students in REES degree programs and from across the university to pursue education abroad experiences in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Visit our Student Funding page for information about grants from CREES and other U-M units to support internships, research projects, and study in the region.
The full listing of opportunities that CREES helps coordinate, participates in, or can provide more information on can be found on the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) Opportunities Abroad page. In the past and currently these opportunities have taken students to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
A selection of study abroad offerings that are not administered by the University of Michigan are listed below.
Other Education Abroad Options in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
Some students opt to pursue study abroad programs on their own that are not sponsored by U-M (see sample programs listed below). Courses taken on non-U-M programs may or may not count for credit or towards distribution or major requirements. Please consult with the LSA Academic Advising Center and your department advisor for advice on transfer credits before enrolling in these non-U-M programs.
Two useful resources for program options are:
- The CREES opportunities blog
- The International Center's Education Abroad Office (a clearinghouse for information on a broad range of education abroad options including study, internships, volunteering, etc.)
Programs at Other U.S. Colleges and Universities
- The Melikian Center's Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University offers summer language programs in Tempe as well as several countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
- University of Kansas hosts summer language programs in Croatia and Ukraine.
- University of Pittsburgh offers summer programs in several countries in the region.
- The Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion is a six-week summer program in St. Petersburg offered by Stony Brook University.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison has study abroad programs in Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia.
Other Information Resources or Program Providers
- The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages has a website listing intensive programs in Slavic and East European languages in the U.S. and abroad.
- American Councils for International Education administers cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs to facilitate mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and Central Asia.
- The American Institute for Foreign Study offers semester, year-long, and summer programs in Prague and St. Petersburg.
- American University maintains a Summer Study List of programs in Russian and other Slavic and East European languages.
- The Center for Study Abroad runs programs in Russia and Eastern Europe.
- Central European University offers undergraduate study and internship options as well as high-level, research-based programs for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers, and professionals.
- Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) offers summer, semester, and year-long programs in Polish language and culture for foreign students.
- Projects Abroad has short-term volunteer opportunities in Romania.
- The School for International Training has programs in Central and Eastern Europe.
- The School of Russian and Asian Studies offers semester and summer language, arts, and various other thematic programs in Russia, Central Europe, and Central Asia.