About YEAR

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 15, 2021. 

Download YEAR PROGRAM flyer | Скачать YEAR PROGRAM флайер на русском языке.