Moscow Plus Program

Summer 2019 Program Details

The 2019 Moscow Plus Program is now six weeks long, making it eligible for additional scholarships and grants. The proposed dates for the 2019 Moscow Plus Program are now June 25 through August 7, 2019. You will need a passport the is valid through January 2021 (18 months after your return).


The program of study is as follows:

Six weeks of instruction; 26 hours per week; 156 hours for the program total. The coursework details are:

  • Praktika rechi / Spoken Russian: 5 hours
  • Iazyk fil’ma / The Language of Film: 5 hours
  • Grammatika v kontekste  Grammar in Context: 3 hours
  • Fonetika / Phonetics: 3 hours
  • Lektsiia: Literatura/ Lecture: Russian Literature: 2 hours
  • Lektsiia: Sobytiia dnia: Lecture: Current Events: 2 hours
  • Seminar: Glagoly dvizheniia / Seminar: Verbs of Motion: 3 hours
  • Seminar: Mezhkulturnoe ponimanie / Seminar: Intercultural Understanding: 3 hours



The suggested flight itinerary*, will depart AUS on June 23 and arrive in Moscow on June 24, 2019 and will depart Moscow on August 8 and arrive in AUS on August 9, 2019. It is on Lufthansa Airline, it is priced at $1,138 currently. This itinerary meets the Open Skies Agreement. Details are as follows:

Outbound: AUS to FRA to DME 17 hours

Depart 6/23 4:05pm

AUS to FRA LH469 

FRA to DME LH1448

Arrive 6/24 5:15pm (+1)


Inbound: DM to FRA to IAH to AUS 19.5 hours

Depart 8/8 6:05am

DME - FRA LH1451


IAH - AUS LH8636

Arrive 8/8 5:29pm (+1) Yes, arrive the same day you left thanks to time zones.

*Note: If you are not booking this itinerary for whatever reason, PLEASE discuss with us first as you must schedule to arrive in time to join the group transportation from the airport and the same is true for the return group transportation.



The Group Restricted Regions was approved for all participating in the MP 2019 program.

The area of travel is currently classified by UT-Austin's International Oversight Committee (IOC) as a Category 4 Restricted Region:

"Category 4 – Variable Risk: For countries where some, but not all, of the country has a Category 1-3 region, the remaining regions are Category 4. (Category 4 does not apply to faculty and staff. Students only.)"

Because Russia has some travel restrictions, we must include this statement on our website:


  • The US Embassy nearest your destination may temporarily close/suspend public services for security reasons.
  • The US Embassy nearest your destination may not be able to provide emergency assistance should you require it.
  • If there is a need to evacuate in an emergency, flights may be suspended and other departure or shelter operations in place may be limited or non-existent.
  • Access to hospitals, emergency medical care and medications may be limited or non-existent.
  • Should you experience difficulties, the University of Texas at Austin and their contracted emergency assistance provider, International SOS, may not be in a position to provide you emergency assistance.
  • Participation in travel to a UT Restricted Region has inherent risks which may include kidnapping or death. These risks can never be completely eliminated.
  • Risks of travel to your destination may include (but are not limited to) dangers to health and personal safety, including possible death posed by natural disaster, disease, terrorism, crime, civil unrest, and/or violence.
  • Additional risks include (but are not limited to) minor and major physical injuries, emotional and psychological injuries inflicted accidentally or intentionally by others, and/or catastrophic paralysis and death.
  • There may be additional health, safety, and security factors that have not been brought to your attention by the University of Texas at Austin. 

No University of Texas at Austin student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a Restricted Region. Any participation in travel to a Restricted Region is strictly voluntary, and the participant assumes full responsibility for all risks associated with this travel."



If you have questions, please contact the Texas Langauge Center or Erin Brown, the Study Abroad coordinator for Moscow Plus.