Become a YEAR student! The 2022-2023 student application is now open.
Our students are on a mission to reach their academic goals and explore the United States.
The Year of Exchange in America for Russians program is a unique opportunity for outstanding Russian students to complete a one-year non-degree study program in the United States of America. The program provides a rich academic and cultural experience helping students develop a nuanced understanding of American society and values and strengthen their academic, leadership, and English language skills. Participants are enrolled as full-time students at universities and community colleges across the United States and connect with host families to gain an authentic immersion into American culture. The program is fully funded covering visa expenses, airfare, tuition and fees, room and board, health insurance, and a modest monthly stipend. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the program.
To apply you need to be a citizen of the Russian Federation, between 18-20 years old, be currently enrolled in the first two years of a 4-year program or first three years of a 5-year program in Russia and have good command of English.Learn more about the requirements
To apply you need to submit an online application with accompanying documents, including resume, cover letter, recommendation, and transcript. The application period for the 2022-2023 academic year is now open.Learn more about the application process
After you submit the online application, shortlisted candidates will take part in interviews from January to February 2022. The semifinalists will then be required to take a TOEFL test. The finalists will be announced in June 2022.Learn more about the selection