Bryn Mawr’s Russian Language Institute was named “Best Russian Program” on Nerdscholar’s list of favorite summer language programs. Nerdscholar, an online resource helping students make informed college decisions, highlighted six college/university summer language programs with categories such as “Best Faculty Ratio,” “Most Immersive,” and “Best Program for Language Teachers.”
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Bryn Mawr upholds a strict “Russian Only” rule during their summer program and students are strongly encouraged to reside in campus dorms during the summer. Commuting students are expected to eat lunch with fellow students and remain on campus from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. In addition to classroom instruction, the RLI offers cultural activities such as Russian food sampling or field trips to Russian Orthodox churches and concerts. “Our eight-week Russian Language Institute offers students highly focused language courses, extensive interaction with Russia’s rich culture, and a study environment extremely conducive to rapid development,” says Tim Harte, chair of the Russian department.