The YEAR program partners with American universities and community colleges across the United States to provide a rich academic and cultural experience for Russian participants.

Host institutions play a key role in the success of the program. Students are enrolled as full-time students for a one-year non-degree program, and take courses in their major field of study. The program covers participants’ tuition and mandatory fees, room and board, health insurance, and provides a small stipend and a book allowance for students.   

YEAR program Expectations from Host Institutions:  

  • two and four-year institutions that provide high-quality academic programs.  
  • ability to provide a significant cost-share contribution. Cost-share can be offered in the form of full or partial tuition, partial meal plan cost waivers, scholarship, or other contribution.
  • experience working with international students.
  • ability to connect students with their local communities.  
  • providing academic, cultural, and logistical support to YEAR students.
  • availability to connect YEAR students with host families on holidays, weekends, and/or school’s breaks to help students learn about American culture.
  • enrolling students in meal plans on campus. 
  • support students’ placement on campus, if needed.  

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