Study Abroad

Study Abroad in Russia

Take part in this dynamic class to enjoy a greater understanding of the world, be informed to challenge respective stereotypes, and have a competitive edge in the workplace.

Hawkeye has partnered with Kazan Federal University to make this opportunity available. Gain valuable experience and lifelong relationships through this innovative course in which you’ll interact with students from Russia through video and audio conferences, and social media.

Funds for travel are available for any student wishing to participate.

Check out our list of helpful websites to learn more about Russia.

Honors Seminar: Contemporary Russia – CLS926

The Honors Seminar: Contemporary Russia is a hybrid, 8-week course that will consist of a brief overview of Russia’s political, economic, and social developments from the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present day. We will also examine Russia’s rich traditions and customs, ethnic and cultural diversity, various aspects of everyday life, the impact of geography and environment on Russian history and culture, and the evolution of U.S.-Russian relations since the end of the Cold War.

Dates March 10 - May 13, 2014
Time Tuesdays, 4:30-7:20pm

The class will also meet outside of regular course time to video conference with students in Russia.
Registration Registration opens November 4, 2013.

Register for course: CLS926

Seating is limited!

Course Requirements

  • Instructor approval is required for registration.

  • Participation in the video conferences and the social media interactions with the Russian students from Kazan Federal University. Due to the 9-hour time difference, video conferences will require student attendance at times other than regular class meetings.

  • Participation in the on-campus conference and other scheduled activities with the Russian students during their visit to Waterloo, Iowa, in the spring of 2014.

  • All students are encouraged to apply for the travel opportunity. However, due to the limited number of travel slots, the selection committee will determine the applicants’ eligibility for travel.

  • Students who are traveling to Russia must have a valid U.S. passport and pay for the portion of the travel expenses not covered by the grant by February 1, 2014.

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Program Contacts

International Student Services Coordinator

Marina Durinova
Student Services
Hawkeye Center – Upper Level
319-296-2329 ext.1590
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Assistant Professor

Evgeny Badredinov
Grundy Hall 238
319-296-2329 ext.1353
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