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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba; Saint Petersburg, Russia
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  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Instruction Language: English Housing Option: Apartment, Student Residence Hall
Academic Standing: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Areas of Study: Culture, Eastern European Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian
Program Type: BGSU Affiliate Program
Program Description:
Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy consistently improves relations. Direct, peaceful contact encourages groups to see each other not as stereotypes, but as complex people with common concerns and unique achievements.

Cuba and Russia make for excellent case studies in cultural diplomacy. Their music, literature, and art has extended far beyond their borders, entering the international canons for theseRussian or Latin American/Cuban studies) you will hear new perspectives. You will have an extensive cultural program and opportunities to meeet with locals, both aimed at providing you with a better understanding of the tools of cultural diplomacy and soft power. We will take a comparative approach to the study of cultural diplomacy, looking at the assets and tools available to Russia, Cuba, and the US.
4 credits. This course runs five weeks, according to dates of the 5-week session.

RUSS 101-102/201-202/301-302-303/401 Russian as a Second Language (9 week option only)
Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics for 20 hours per week.
9-week option only: 80 hours (4 credits). Note that while a brief "survival Russian" introduction is incorporated into the 5-week program, these 80 hours take place in the final 4 weeks of the 9-week option.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.