YEAR Program

The application for the 2024-2025 YEAR program is now closed.

Student Stories

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.