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Moscow Art Theatre Semester

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Program sponsor: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Russia, Moscow, Saint Basil's Cathedral with Kremlin Wall and Spasskaya Tower
Russia, Moscow, Saint Basil's Cathedral with Kremlin Wall and Spasskaya Tower

In this rigorous, fall semester program, daily acting classes in the Stanislavsky system, the Michael Chekhov technique, and movement classes (including biomechanics and ballet) are complemented with voice, design, Russian language, and Russian theater history. Students study in the vibrant city of Moscow, visit cultural sites, see theater, and train with master teachers of the Moscow Art Theatre School.

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Program Requirements


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

4 to 6 Northwestern units per semester. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.


Moscow Art Theatre dormitory. Meals self-catered.

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $33,092

Billed by Northwestern
  • Tuition: $19,300
  • Program fee: $7,000
    (includes orientation, housing, and program activities)
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,800

Total: $29,100

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Meals: $1,750
  • Travel to/from orientation: $250
  • Local transportation: $200
  • Books & supplies: $400
  • Personal expenses: $800
  • Visa: $400
  • GeoBlue: $192

Total: $3,992

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Moscow Art Theatre Semester program, 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 the Moscow Art Theatre Semester program, you may be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. If required, it is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your Moscow Art Theatre Semester program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.

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.

Other Program Charges

If you receive an invoice from the National Theater Institute or Moscow Art Theatre Semester that includes your tuition or program fee, you should not pay it. Northwestern will pay directly for these costs, and they will be billed to you through CAESAR.

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.

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