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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia
  • Program Terms: Autumn Semester, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer Quarter, Two Qtrs (S/A), Year (A/W/Sp)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
  • Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS    
Location Mulitple locations, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
Academic Term Summer Quarter / Academic Year
Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
Credits 20-24 UW credits per semester
40-50 UW credits per year
Summer programs offer 12 UW credits.
Eligibility Varies by SRAS program; 2.75 GPA preferred
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline March 15 (Autumn Semester, Academic Year, Summer Quarter)
September 15 (Spring Semester)
HIGHLIGHTS
General The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) is an organization dedicated to encouraging education in and around the countries of the former Soviet Union. SRAS offers many programs, spanning many disciplines that may be of interest to UW students.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) is a California-based organization of educational consultants. They partner with some of Eurasia's best educational institutions, assisting them with developing curricula that will stand up to Western credit transfer requirements. SRAS's partners provide the classrooms and professors to administer the programs while SRAS provides services that international students need but that Eurasian schools can't or historically haven't provided, including local orientation, insurance, cultural programs, and internship options.
 
LOCATION

Site

The School of Russian and Asian Studies offers programs in and around the countries of the former Soviet Union. As of 2015, SRAS has programs located in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan,  Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Please visit SRAS Program Locations for more information.




 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Prerequisites vary from program to program. Please read the descriptions on the SRAS program website to learn more.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 20-30 UW credits per semester, 40-50 UW credits per year, and 12 UW credits per summer term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

Please visit SRAS's program page for more information on the programs they offer.

Popular programs include International Business: St. Petersburg and Jewish Studies in Poland.
Note: UW cannot grant credit for summer programs that run for less than 8 weeks.


If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Each SRAS program includes basic housing option. As such, students don't need to search for their own housing. Please visit the SRAS housing page to learn more.






 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the SRAS program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Visit the program website to complete it.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.