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Program Description:
Vilnius Lithuania 2
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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 1, 2023 (11:59pm)

Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania and is located on the south-eastern Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic States. It's famous Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Program Description:
William & Mary’s summer program in Vilnius, Lithuania offers participants an immersion experience to explore Russian language and culture. Students on the summer program will have the opportunity to participate in excursions that will take students to museums and cultural sites of historical and cultural importance.  

Students will live in a hotel and have breakfasts provided, in addition to a modest meal stipend to assist with lunches on the program. 

Course Information:
Students earn up to 10 credits through courses in Russian language and culture.

HIST 212: Russia and the Baltics: A History of Interactions ( 3 Credits)- taught by W&M faculty
RUSN 211/212:  Intermediate Russian Study Abroad I/II (3 credits each)
RUSN 311/312:  Advanced Russian Study Abroad I/II (3 credits each)
RUSN 393: Optional Movie Theatre Project (1 credit)

W&M PD Course Description HIST 212: The course overviews the long history of Russia's interactions with the Baltic countries with a focus on Russian emigration to this region, from the post-1917 first wave of emigration to the contemporary emigration of political opponents to the Putin regime. Students undertake an independent, in-situ research project on an aspect of this long history of interactions
There is a required 1-credit course to be taken in the online in the summer prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Vilnius and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at European Humanities University (EHU). Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Language Requirements:
One year of college level-Russian is required.  Applicants should complete at least two semesters of college–level Russian by the time the summer program starts. 

W&M faculty:
Professor Maria Galmarini-Kabala (email:

Arrival date:  June 21, 2023
Departure date:  July 26, 2023


Application Deadline:  December 1, 2022
EXTENDED February 1, 2022

                  Deposit due deadline:  TBD
                  Balance due deadline:  April 3, 2023

Application fee information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2023 program fee:  $6975

Students are responsible for airfare and most meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program. Students must apply to BOTH the study abroad program AND submit a Reves Summer Scholarship application in order to be eligible for scholarships. 

Program Features:
Welcome and Farewell dinner
On-site Orientation
Excursion admissions and some meals on excursions
CISI insurance
W&M credits
Partnership with EHU and rigorous academic coursework
Fulfills COLL 300

Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 

 Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course. 

For more information about eligibility, please visit our Academic Policies page.
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2022

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 02/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Students will be notified of their status for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials following the term's application deadline.