Summer Immersion into Russia «Global Challenges - 2020»

1 — 21 августа

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Summer Immersion into Russia

(from 18 years old!)

In August 3 – 21, 2020, The Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy offers the 3 week Summer School in Moscow «Global Challenges - 2020» 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 2020 at the Diplomatic Academy will provide students with a great opportunity to expand and develop skills in different fields of International Relations and World Politics as it will offer a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of complex political issues and challenges that are facing the world.

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 supported by meetings with Russian prominent diplomats, public men, policy makers and the global international community, e.g. The UN Information Centre, the EU Delegation in Moscow, The Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, Moscow Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the Council of young diplomats of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Summer School in Moscow «Global Challenges - 2020» 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, the strategy of the major global actors.

Program - here.

During the two last days of the school, 19-20 August 2020, the School will become a venue for the International Students’ conference on burning international global issues. The conference will be supported by the DA Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) and the EU Delegation in Moscow. The conference will be interwoven in the summer school process and the students will get certificates of participation in it. The conference abstracts will be subsequently published as full-length journal articles. Russian students from different Russian cities will join the international community of the school and together they will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of interest and build lifelong friendships.

In addition to the excellent educational opportunities, the school gives a 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 ongoing studies. The International conference participation certificate mentioned above is an additional evaluation bonus.

Throughout 3 weeks in the month of August 2020 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 1/2 August – Departure 21 August 2020


To apply students should:

  • digital photo
  • scanned copy of Passport
  • contact telephone/fax
  • address of the Russian Embassy or consulate where to apply for visa (city, country)

After having received the acceptance email the students are 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 5 June 2020.

COST: 1 874 US dollars (about 1 685 Euro) 

Learning agreement - here

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition;
  • Course materials;
  • Team-building event;
  • Russian history and Language classes;
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches (Monday to Friday) + coffee breaks during the conference
  • Festive welcome and farewell lunches
  • Get to know Moscow;
  • Visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Museum of Diplomatic Service), the UN Information Centre, The Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

In case of desistance, we apply the following policy:

• Cancellation until 30/ 06/ 2020 – 200 $ US will be retained

• Cancellation later than 30/ 06/ 2020 - no reimbursement

N.B.     ISIC cards holders can enjoy a lot of discounts in Moscow.


Summer school 2020 participants will be housed in the hotel Yunost, 2 metro stops from the Academy, close to the historic Novodevichy Coventry. The students will be accommodated in double-bed rooms (B+B) and will have an access to the Internet and can enjoy swimming in the hotel swimming pool.

Contact person:

Dr.Tatiana Kosareva /Igor Sentyurin

tel.: +7(499) 245 3386 /940 1357 #10205/#10379

Email: /