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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Field of study: Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Academic Level: Undergraduate CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

This program is only open to students who will be enrolled in the Spring Semester 2018 HST 328: Tolstoy's Russia course.

Land of the Tsars and Commissars: St. Petersburg, Russia (with a site visit to Moscow)Russia

About the Program

This program is designed to provide site-based enrichment for students enrolled in HST 328. We will travel to St. Petersburg and Moscow in the Russian Federation as guests of one of Russia’s premier research universities, the Higher School of Economics. Students will use multiple aspects of the experience—guest lectures (in English), museum visits, and other opportunities—to complete a key course assignment. Walking the streets of St. Petersburg and Moscow will provide students an opportunity to visit key sites connected to Russia’s imperial past, following in the footsteps of prominent historical figures in our readings. Students will also have the opportunity to observe contemporary life in Russia’s major urban centers, meet Russian peers, and visit premier collections of art and other cultural riches all organized to encourage an appreciation of Russia’s history and culture. Follow me off the beaten path to a land that is, at one and the same time, European and Asian, Western and non-Western, open and mysterious.

Curricular Options

Students are required to enroll in the Spring semester 2018 HST 328 course. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for the course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.

HST 328: Tolstoy's Russia (3 credits) - Spring Semester 2018
Intensive examination of reform, reaction and the end of empire over Russia's long 19th century (c. 1796-1917),using the lens of Tolstoy's and other's literary works to pay particular attention to how modernity disrupts agrarian, multiethnic and multi-confessional polities. Prerequisite(s): HST 103 , ASI 110-ASI 111, or equivalent.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries – Inquiry; Advanced Historical Studies


Dr. David Darrow, Department of History (Site Coordinator)


Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course is as follows: 

Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
UDI 220 - MK
Rike 107

Classes begin the first week of March and last until the end of April.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2018, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.