Moscow, Russia Project Center

Russia Moscow
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
A-Term during early fall
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture:

Spanning 12 different time zones between Europe and Asia, Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land mass, natural resources, and opportunities for economic and technological growth. Students will have the opportunity to explore the city and countryside and participate in Russian culture through interactions with local students, language and culture exchanges, and theatre, music, and dance clubs. Average temperatures in September fall between 45°F and 60°F.

Housing and Meals:

Students will live in 2-bedroom dorms located on the historic Financial University campus, located in a popular area of Moscow. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

Russian cuisine is very diverse, and often includes fish, pork, poultry, caviar, mushrooms, berries, honey, rye, wheat, barley, and millet. Flavorful soups and stews are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish, and meats. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.

Past Projects:

Past students at the Moscow, Russia Project Center have:

  • Repurposed the design for a coffee grinder, the flagship product of Soviet-era company Mikromashina
  • Evaluated ramifications of climate change in the Arctic for Russian energy companies with Ernst & Young
  • Identified best available technologies and practices to increase energy efficiency for the Moscow Metro