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 Living Culture and Language in the Olympic Sochi  

During this course in Sochi, the capital of the future 2014 Winter Olympic Games, we will engage in the immersion-type study of the Russian culture, language, and society.  Our course program will include classes, cultural activities and tours. The classes will be held four times a week (Monday-Thursday). Sochi, the southernmost city of Russia which is often referred to as a jewel of the Black Sea coast, is a perfect spot to learn the culture of the contemporary Russia and to continue with the study of the language.  A vibrant modern metropolis and a place of rich culture and history, Sochi has always been the most sought after tourist destination for both Russian and foreign tourists alike. Now this remarkable place is opening its doors for us for the study of Russia’s culture and language.

The tours included in the course program will consist of a city tour of Sochi and the vicinities, a tour of the Olympic objects in the sea cluster and the mountain cluster located in the mountain resort of Krasnaia Poliana (75 km from the center of Sochi, 600 meters above the sea level, surrounded by the 2000 m mountains),  plus two to three additional local tours. As a part of cultural activities, a meeting with students from one of the local universities and a visit of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee for a seminar on how to become a volunteer for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be arranged.



Locations: Sochi, Russia

NY departure and return dates: July 1 - July 28

Arrive in Sochi-Adler morning of July 2

Course offered: 3 credits, RUS

Faculty: Professor Svetlana Cheloukhina,

Housing:  Hotels

 Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3445

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $645

Travel Insurance: $50

Consolidated fee (housing, tours, excursions, welcome and farewell dinner): $2750

Total cost with airfare: $4445

Airfare: $1000 (estimate)

Additional costs:

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day 
(approximately  $600) *In Sochi, meal plans are available for $18/day*

              Visa Fee

Application Deadline: April 2, 2012

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

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Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad


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