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Moscow Art Theatre Semester

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Sponsor: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Location: Moscow, Russia


In this 13-week study abroad program offered only in the Fall semester, 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.

Program Type: Affiliated

Important Note: This program was approved in 2018 to operate under special permission and in compliance with Northwestern University’s Undergraduate International Travel Policy. Prior to departure, participants are required to complete the Undergraduate Release for Travel to Countries under a U.S. DOS Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.


  • Fall


To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a National Theater Institute application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Russian


Moscow Art Theatre dormitory
Meals self-catered

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $30,780

Billed by Northwestern: $27,120

  • Tuition: $16,300
  • Program fee: $8,200
    (includes housing, travel & culture, and airfare)
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,620

Estimated additional costs: $3,660

  • Meals: $1,750
  • Travel to orientation: $150
  • Local transportation: $200
  • Books & supplies: $400
  • Personal expenses: $600
  • Visa: $400
  • GeoBlue: $160

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