Dates: JUNE 21 - SEPTEMBER 6, 1999
Location: TVER, RUSSIA

Study Russian in Russia's Friendliest City!

The International Institute of Russian Language and Culture and Tver State University, with support from the Tver InterContact Group, an independent educational and consulting organization, proudly announce the opening of enrollment for the fifth annual Summer School of Russian Language and Area Studies in Tver. The program features intensive training in Russian language and area studies complemented by an extensive excursion program, the opportunity to intern at a local company, a unique opportunity to live with a hospitable Russian family, and the chance to meet Russian peers. Program participants are sure to fondly remember their visit to the heart of Russia.

In addition to the core classroom program, comprised of courses in Russian language and communication and lectures and seminars on literature, philosophy, history, and geography, participants will have the opportunity to visit workshops and studios where they will study Russian folk art, songs, and traditional dances. Weekends feature excursions to area museums and sightseeing trips to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the ancient cities of Sergiev Posad, Torzhok, and Ostashkov.

The Summer School is held in Tver, an ancient city on the Volga River. The city is located directly between Moscow (170 km) and St. Petersburg (600 km). The numerous and convenient transportation routes to Russia's southern and northern capitals make Tver an ideal place to learn about Russian culture, both that of the capitals and that of the provinces. Tver itself, with nearly 500,000 residents, has everything necessary for an interesting and active sojourn: museums, galleries, theaters, concert halls, sports facilities, and night clubs.

The Summer School is open to everyone: students and teachers, professionals and amateurs, and tourists and experts of all ages and interests from around the world. Do not make the mistake of seeing Russia through a tour bus window. Russia can only be understood by living it! The Summer School offers education, entertainment, and memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information or to request an application, please contact:
Dr. Marina Oborina, Academic Programs Director
Monica M. White, International Admissions Director
International Institute of Russian Language and Culture
c/o Tver InterContact Group
P.O. Box 0565, Central Post Office
Tver 170000, Russia
Tel: +7.0822.425419 or .425439
Fax: +7.0822.426210
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Last updated:    February 17, 1999