Students who achieve any proficiency rating receive a beautiful signed certificate from the Ministry of Education.Arizona in Kazakhstan gives Russian language students a unique opportunity to learn language and experience the culture in one of the most vibrant, successful post-Soviet Russian-speaking countries.Petersburg which are offered for the Fall, Spring, Summer, and Academic Year schedules."In 2012, I studied abroad in Moscow, Russia through the Arizona-Russian Abroad program offered by the University of Arizona.
A BBC reporter also attended a meetup in Ukraine and interviewed several attendees, finding that many of the men attended because they were frustrated about the prospects of finding an ideal match in the US, while many women attended in search of a partner who was responsible and could provide them with a better life.
A 2011 The Today Show segment featured AFA and one of its founders in light of the mail-order bride industry's success after the 2008 recession.
The Russia programs were initiated in 1971 by Professor Del Phillips and are directed by Professor Suzanne Thompson.
Students from over 110 colleges and universities from the US, Canada, and Europe have studied abroad through these programs in Russia in Moscow and St.
All of this knowledge came from not only visiting the famous museums and watching a ballet or two at the State Kremlin Palace, but also by going on a relaxing walk through Sokol’niki Park (my personal favorite part in Moscow) and having casual conversation with Muscovites.
And half way through each semester, just when the students were growing tired from studying, we took a week-long to different cities: the first to Saint Petersburg, the second - Kazan.
During the eight-week stay in Kazakhstan, the students will have weekly excursions in Astana and around the country, including a weekend-long trip to Burabay-the Switzerland of Kazakhstan, a trip to Almaty, Turkestan and Shymkent - historical cities in Central Asia with an archaeological record dating back to the 4th century, a visit to a GULAG camp for the wives of the “enemies of the people,” a trip to the Korgalzhyn nature reserve - the most-northern habitat of pink flamingos, and other excursions to cultural and historical places of interest.
The program offers a non-credited practical Kazakh culture course as a bonus course for University of Arizona students.
First or second year students receive special instruction in the areas of Grammar, Conversation, and Phonetics.