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Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Russian is one of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world. The REEES Major and Russian Minor allow you to become one of the 110 million people who speak Russian as a second language. Learn about careers and opportunities with a degree in Russian Studies. For more in-depth information about the major, visit the Russian Webpage or contact the Chief Departmental Advisor, Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe.

The REEES program at Miami allows you to explore in-depth one of the most important regions in the world. Majoring in REEES or minoring in Russian opens up many career paths. Our recent graduates have gone on to top M.A. and Ph.D. programs, worked for the Peace Corps, received prestigious fellowships, and landed positions in a variety of fields.

Study Abroad

The Havighurst Center, in cooperation with the Russian program in the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC), recommends the following language programs to students interested in studying abroad in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

AIFS Study Abroad in Russia

Summer, semester or academic year (no previous Russian language study required)

This program is co-sponsored with AIFS to provide an approved home bill semester study abroad opportunity for Russian language minors and for majors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. As a co-sponsored program, you will pay Miami tuition plus a program fee while applying your Miami scholarships.

Lithuania Program

Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies has created a new Lithuania Program, which will help bring attention to this Baltic country, NATO ally, and EU member as well as allow Miami students to study in Lithuania (including internship and research opportunities).  For more information, contact Dr. Neringa Klumbyte, Anthropology,

Summer Russian Language Instruction at Vilnius University, Lithuania

For more information, contact Dr. Neringa Klumbyte, Anthropology,