Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: American Councils (ACTR)
The Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies program provides approximately 20 hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at the l-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. One day per week of the academic program is set aside for local cultural excursions. Students are also required to participate in a mandatory orientation in Washington, DC, prior to the start of the program.
Minimum GPA of 2.7.
1 year or the equivalent of college-level Russian.
4 - 6 Northwestern units per semester. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Homestay (2 meals/day) or university dormitories (self-catered).
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated American Councils (ACTR) programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an ACTR program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to ACTR to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your ACTR program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from ACTR for your program's tuition, housing, visa, or insurance. Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly to ACTR.