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 live 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.
The 2020 YEAR student application is closed. Information about the next round of applications will be available in October 2020.
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 supports people 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 stay with American families and gain an authentic immersion experience in American society, culture, and values. The Program partners with the Council on International Educational Exchange and Mobility International USA to provide an accessible living and learning environment to YEAR students. Learn More