Slavic and Eurasian Studies


What CIEE Moscow, Business + International Relations, Russia is:

  • A new educational exchange program unveiled in Fall 2014, established within a company with 47 years of experience educating American-university students in Russia;
  • Specialized business and international relations program focused on Russia and Eurasia in Russia’s capital;
  • Direct enrollment and enrollment in CIEE-tailored MGIMO courses in one of Russia’s oldest and most renowned universities, Moscow State Institute of International Relations;
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable local staff, highly-experienced in the international education sphere;
  • Special attention to the health, safety, and security of our students.

What makes our academic program stand out:

  • We provide access to Russia’s leading professionals in the spheres of business and international relations: Courses are taught by distinguished professionals in their fields of specialty. Professors boast to Russian and foreign students years of practical experience and instruction, teaching in various departments of Moscow State Institute of International Relations; the Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems, the Department of Political Global Processes, the Department of Political Theory, and the Department of World Economics, among others;
  • We provide two unique academic tracks, from which students may choose:
  1. Russian Language Course, CIEE Core Course, three MGIMO courses, Internship
  2. Russian Language Course, CIEE Core Course, five MGIMO-direct enrollment courses
 CIEE-tailored MGIMO courses (in English):
  • Russia and the United States in Contemporary World Politics (CIEE Core Course: mandatory);
  • Conflicts in the Belt of Russia’s New Borders
  • Political Process in Contemporary Russia
  • Foundations of Russian Foreign Policy
  • Current Energy Policy of Russia
  • Business and Politics in Contemporary Russia
  • Russian and Global Economy
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Russia. Russian Corporate and Business Law

 MGIMO Direct Enrollment (in Russian):

  • Dependent on enrollment numbers and language skills, students may enroll directly in MGIMO courses.

*NOTE: Courses offered depend on student interest and enrollment numbers.

 What makes us exceptional:

  • We provide qualified students the opportunity to accrue valuable professional experience through CIEE’s Internship Program. In the study center’s first semester, all interested students have attained internships, interning in leading organizations and businesses such as:
    • Kommersant
    • Agency for Strategic Initiatives
    • Russian Council on International Affairs
    • World Trade Center
  • Facilitated immersion and integration with Russian peers through board game nights, and other activities;
  • Full-immersion into Russian student life through housing in MGIMO dormitories with full-time four-year Russian and Foreign MGIMO students;
  • Three to four-day long trips to Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg and the Republic of Tatarstan’s capital, Kazan;
  • Cultural enhancement activities including visits to ballet performances in the Kremlin Palace Ballet Theatre; excursions to Moscow’s most important museums and points of interest: The Kremlin, The Armoury Chamber, The Tretyakov Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary History, The Great Patriotic War Museum, and Moscow’s largest exhibition center, the VDNKh (The Exhibition of Achievements of the People’s Economy); staff-led “Meet the City” excursions; cinema club.
What happens beyond the program:
  • Students become a part of CIEE’s growing Global Alumni Network, gaining access to worldwide educational, internship and job opportunities;
  • Having gained valuable experience and connections during the program, students often return to Russia to continue their international education and professional life.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

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  • Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

    The University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600
    Burdine Hall 452
    Austin, TX 78712