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.
The program is currently accepting applications from American universities and community colleges to host YEAR students for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about the program, please visit the university page and apply by March 31, 2021.
The YEAR program is open to all fields of study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability. The Program encourages participation of students with disabilities and will work with host institutions and families to provide an accessible learning and living environment. Learn More
The YEAR program is seeking American universities and community colleges to host Russian participants. Students are enrolled as full-time students and take courses in their major field of study. Learn More
YEAR students will connect with American families and spend holidays and weekends to gain an authentic immersion experience in American society, culture, and values.