Study abroad is an integrated, compulsory part of a language degree at Queen Mary University of London, and is designed to provide you with an experience of real-life language learning and culture.
You could choose to go to a university in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tver, Petrozavodsk, Kazan or our Erasmus partner Daugavpils University in a Russian-speaking part of Latvia. Our exchange programmes are both with major state universities as well as with smaller-scale private schools.
You will usually reside with a Russian family where little, if any, English is spoken. Most study placements are arranged by the Russian Department in close cooperation with Russian Language Undergraduate Studies Ltd (RLUS).
“I couldn't recommend my course in Moscow enthusiastically enough. I thought that it was absolutely brilliant and that anyone would really benefit from it! I also think that staying with a host in Russia was the most invaluable part of my time there. I have already sent a letter to the lady that I stayed with as we got on very well - and she didn't speak any English at all!” (Imogen Cable, Russian BA)