About the Program
Chief Bucknell Benefits
+ Russian studies, while founded on language study, includes all aspects of Russia — the history, literature, culture, folklore, music, film, news media, and women’s studies. This allows students to become familiar with Russian culture and society and the life experiences of Russians.
+ Students also become familiar with Russia through courses on Russian history and politics offered by other departments on campus.
+ Faculty members believe the broad spectrum of courses they offer, along with the study of the language, gives students a solid background in Russian studies.
+ Russian students can participate in the Russian Club, which offers outside activities related to Russian culture and society.
+ Students work closely with faculty, who serve as their mentors.
+ Bucknell’s Russian program offers four levels of Russian language study, providing courses in business Russian, Russian of the media, as well as colloquial standard Russian.
+ Bucknell places a special emphasis on preparing students to work with agencies and companies doing business in Russia.
+ The Russian Table gives students an opportunity to learn more about Russian language and culture at a weekly luncheon.
+ A graduate student from Russia serves as a Russian teaching assistant.
+ Russian majors may study for a semester or summer in Russia in a program that provides home-stays and a work internship, in addition to study.