Russian Language and Culture Summer School "Explore Siberia"

Enter Russia through Siberian Gates!

University of Tyumen

Regional Institute for International Cooperation     

Russian Language & Culture Summer School  EXPLORE YOUR OWN SIBERIA 

Tyumen, 17 July — 17 August, 2017

Tyumen is the first Siberian city (1586), multinational and dynamic, a city with old traditions and young people. 

Join our unique project for foreign citizens interested in studying the Russian language and learning about the country. The course is designed to help acquire and improve the language skills while being immersed into the authentic Russian society. The participants will have a great opportunity to be involved in a variety of interactive educational projects to experience Russian cultural diversity and to get an idea of the economy, geography and history of Western Siberia.


         80 academic hours of classroom learning

         50 academic hours of project work (Language and Country Studies)

         5 ECTS points awarded for completion of the course

Classroom learning:

  • Russian Language & Culture Module (60 hours). It includes interactive lessons of Russian language (grammar & vocabulary) and insights into Russian culture.
  • Module on the History of Russia and Tyumen oblast (20 hours)

Language and Country Studies:

  • Sightseeing tour of Tyumen
  • Visits to the local museums & places of local cultural heritage
  • Acquaintance with different religions of the city
  • Bus excursions to the countryside
  • Acquaintance with Russian and Tartar national traditions & customs
  • Acquaintance of the culture of indigenous peoples of the Russian North
  • Excursion to the city of Tobolsk – the historic capital of Siberia. It is known as a place of exile of the Decembrists and the last Russian tsar Nicolai II and his family.
  • Acquaintance with the city history, a visit to the unique Kremlin & Abalaksky Monastery
  • Home hospitality (visiting Tyumen citizens’ homes)
  • Cinema club (film-watching in the Russian language + discussion)
  • Discussion of the new cultural and language experience
  • Preparation of group projects and presentations


The participants are provided with double rooms in a student hostel.

Accommodation in a single room in a student hostel can be provided on

participant’s request at additional cost.

  • The classes take place in the morning
  • Excursions and project work are planned for the afternoons and weekends.

Cost of the program (incl. tuition fee, cultural program and excursions, accommodation): 790 Euros

The date of the arrival: the 17 of July

The date of the departure: the 16–17 of August

The deadline for applications: the 15 of April, 2017.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us:

Regional Institute for International Cooperation

Tyumen State University

6, Volodarskogo Str.,

625003, Tyumen, RF

Tel.: 007 (3452) – 455704 / 455703

Fax: 007 (3452) – 455704 / 455703



You can find the information about the previous summer schools here.