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Application Process

Application Process

Note: Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID, the Moscow Plus program will not be offered during Summer 2022.

The first step in applying for the Moscow Plus (MP) program is to contact the Texas Language Center via email or during an Information Session to let them know of your interest. Then follow these steps to begin the application process: 

  1. Request two letters of recommendation: one from your Russian language instructor and one from a “character” reference. Please ask them to email their letters directly to as soon as possible (and no later than February 1).
  2. Write a couple of paragraphs about how participating in Moscow Plus will further your academic and personal goals, and then email the essay to as soon as possible (and no later than February 1).
  3. When we receive these items, we will notify you and Erin Brown, the Study Abroad Coordinator for Moscow Plus, that you are approved for the Study Abroad portal.
  4. Contact Erin Brown.  She will obtain some information from you and then authorize you to access the MP application. NOTE: When you are authorized, your account will be charged a $75 administrative fee by the Study Abroad office.
  5. Go to the Study Abroad page (
  6. Click the My Abroad Portal button on the left below the navigation menu. It will prompt you for your EID, and then open a customized page for you with some personal information already filled in. 
  7. Enter additional information, such as the language being studied (Russian) and the Moscow Plus application code of 290078. 
  8. Click Submit. 
  9. Make sure you have a passport that is valid through January 2023 (yes, 18 months after your scheduled return from Russia). 


Please contact the Texas Language Center, or Erin Brownthe Study Abroad coordinator for Moscow Plus, if you have any questions! 

  • Texas Language Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Ave, B7800
    BUR 572
    Austin, Texas 78712-1085