Overview | Course(s) | Beyond the Classroom | Payment | Deadline | Requirements | Contact
San Diego State University (SDSU) and Moscow State University (MGU) conduct a two-week study abroad summer program of the modern Russian criminal justice system. Students are housed at student housing. Field trips to police stations, courts, and cultural sites of Moscow are included in the program. This is an academic program open to SDSU students and the general public.
All participants will register in three units of SDSU credit: CJ 550 Study Abroad: Criminal Justice. Courses are taught in English by SDSU faculty. Classes are held daily from 2:30-5:30 pm. Russian language instruction is taught by an on-site professor; and criminal justice instruction is provided by SDSU faculty and MGU guest lecturers and subject matter experts.
Beyond the Classroom
Field trips related to the criminal justice system focusing on law enforcement, judiciary and corrections are arranged. In addition, participants have two excursions to major cultural sites. These excursions may include a visit to the Kremlin, art museums, parks, and/or the KGB museum. Optional excursions can include a weekend trip to St. Petersburg.
Participants are housed in student housing near classrooms. On-site laundry facilities and campus cafeteria are available.
Included in the Fee
- Russian language instruction
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- Some excursions
- Pre-departure orientation
- International health insurance
NOT Included in the Fee
The College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any changes to program activities. If minimum enrollment is not achieved, the program may be cancelled.
To be placed on the inquiry list for Summer 2014 and beyond, please enter your contact information in the form on the right. This program is limited to 30 participants. Applications are processed when received and accepted on a space-available basis.
Admission and Prerequisites
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public.
- SDSU students must be in good academic standing.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.
MGU requires that all participants travel with a current passport valid for at least 18 months after the departure date from Russia.
This program requires a visa. Please contact Professor Kaplan for more information regarding obtaining visas.
Paul Kaplan, Ph.D. will accompany the group and serve as instructor of record for the program. For questions about visas, in country activities, transportation, accommodations, and courses, please contact:
Professor Paul Kaplan
SDSU School of Public Affairs
Phone: (619) 594-2350
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-9400