Moscow Plus Program

Summer 2017 Program Details

Final information session: Thursday, February 16 at 5pm in BUR 214. Refreshments served.

If you missed the first info session, you can watch a video recap here | Info Session Recap Part One | Info Session Recap Part Two |

Deadline to apply: February 20, 2017.

Program dates: July 8 through August 14, 2017 (second summer session).

Costs and Features

Students do not pay UT tuition during the Moscow Plus program. Instead, students pay only an Affiliated Studies Fee and UT insurance (under $700 total). The Moscow Plus program fee covers almost all parts of the summer session abroad. Projected program cost for 2016 is $6000 (plus airfare between Houston and Moscow, which is approximately $1000). This fee covers:

  • Visa processing
  • Five weeks tuition at Moscow International University
  • Five weeks of double occupancy in the MIU dormitory
  • Two meals per day in the university cafeteria
  • Personal Russian tutor for five weeks
  • River cruise on the Moscow River
  • Bus tour of Moscow City
  • Tour of the Kremlin and Red Square
  • Excursion to the Tretyakov Art Museum
  • Day trip to the Tolstoy Estate at Yasnaya Polyana


  • 3-day river cruise to St. Petersburg
  • Accommodations in St. Petersburg for two nights
  • Excursions in St. Petersburg

Additional Program Features:

Your Program Director in Moscow will also arrange a separate program of cultural enhancement. The program varies from year to year, but UT students in the past programs enjoyed:

  • Opera “Evgeny Onegin” 
  • Play “Master & Margarita”
  • Play “The Immigrants”
  • Soccer match at Dinamo Stadium
  • Ballet “Swan Lake” 
  • Moscow Planetarium 
  • Moscow film studios tour 
  • Lenin’s sanitarium and museum 
  • Moscow Hippodrome 
  • Traditional Russian banya (sauna) 
  • Group dinner at a Georgian restaurant 

Scholarships/financial aid may be available. 

Materials Deadlines

The following items will be due by early April:

  • Agreement and Release form
  • Biographical Information form
  • Copy of your signed passport (high resolution color copy) PLEASE NOTE: Your passport needs to be valid until at least March 2019! If your current passport expires before then, please renew your passport (expedited) immediately!

The following items will be due by early May:

  • Medical form
  • Immunization form
  • HIV test results
  • Actual passport
  • Russian Visa application, login information, and two passport size photos
  • Security guarantee form
  • $1,500 deposit (the remainder of the program fee is due at pre-departure orientation)

Passports and Affiliations

  • Again, each student must have a passport that is valid until around April 2019.
  • Please let us know if you or your parents were born in Russia or the former Soviet Union, as additional documents may be needed to process a Russian visa. 
  • Please let us know if you are ROTC or have an active military status.


Pre-departure orientation will be held via Skype at some point in the early summer.