Global Challenges 2018: Summer Russian Immersion in Russia

Website of the programme

This year during August 2018, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers 18 days (2 and 1/2 weeks) Summer School “Global Challenges 2018” where students from all around the world will meet to take part in an intensive multicultural experience, delve into challenging political topics and discover the unforgettable cultural and recreational opportunities that Russia and its capital city have to offer.
The Summer School Moscow, at the Diplomatic Academy, provides students a great opportunity to expand and develop skills in different fields of International Relations and World Politics. It provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of complex political issues and challenges the world is facing. The program is challenging, stimulating and of high academic and professional value. The courses are taught by professors of highly regarded faculties of the Academy: “International Relations and International Law and “World Economics”, supported by meetings with Russian and foreign prominent diplomats, public men, policy makers and the global international community.

The Summer School “Global Challenges 2018” is a multidisciplinary course. It focuses on the global challenges, including the political, economic and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the international system. Its major goal consists in the analysis and understanding of the policy and strategic framework that shape geopolitics, economy and international development as well and of the strategy of the major global actors.

In addition to the excellent educational opportunities, it offers the chance to discover Russian culture, the city of Moscow and the surrounding countryside as well as to grasp one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Russian. Russian Language classes are available for students at all levels

Upon successful completion, the program is worth 6 ECTS credits which may be recognized as part of your ongoing studies.

Throughout 2 and 1/2 weeks in the month of August 2018 students may join the School to strengthen their universities’ transcripts, build their career skills or gain specialized knowledge for their career. They will also benefit from a wide range of social and cultural activities and make friends from all over the world.

Language of instruction – English.


Dates: Arrival 4-5 August – Departure 23 August 2018

Web-site information:

To apply students should:

  1. fill in the online application form
  2. send: -  short motivation letter
  • digital photo
  • scanned copy of Passport
  •  contact telephone/fax
  • City or town of the Russian Embassy or consulate where to apply for visa
  • medical insurance

After having received the acceptance email, the learning agreement and an invoice the student is kindly requested to proceed with the payment within a few days.

The Academy provides visa supports for foreign students provided the above-mentioned documents are submitted in due time before 30 June 2018.

Cancellation Policy 

In case of desistance, we apply the following policy:

  • Cancellation until 31/ 06/ 2015 - 200€ will be retained
  • Cancellation later than 31/ 06/ 2015 - no reimbursement

Costs (provisional) –

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition;
  • Course materials;
  • Team-building event;
  • Russian history and  Language classes;
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches on working days (+ Welcome lunch and farewell dinner)
  • Get to know Moscow;
  • Use of the library, PC labs and the Academy facilities
  • Public transportation card for three weeks in Moscow
  • Organization of leisure activities and excursions
  • Transfer from/to airports (only on 4,5 and 23 August)


Summer school 2018 participants will be housed in the Academy hostel which offers different kinds of lodging. The hostel occupies a 12 storey blocks of flats building and comprises one-room (studio) to three room flats. Students can prepare their own meals in the dormitory kitchen facilities, eat at one of the student cafeterias or enjoy the local cuisine in the Academy cafe. The hostel is located close to the metro-station, it takes about 25 minutes to reach the Academy. The hostel room reservation will be made upon receipt of fee payment.

Contact person:

Dr.Tatiana Kosareva                       

tel.+7(499) 245 3386