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  • Locations: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Vilnius, Lithuania Program
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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: Lithuanian/Russian Sites of Contested Memory ( 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)

W&M PD Course Description HIST 212: The course is designed to help you experience Lithuania as it has interacted in its often difficult history with its at times hostile neighbor, Russia. These complex interactions between the histories of Lithuania and Russia will be guided by the following question: "Who Wants Whom to Remember What, Why, When, and Where?" It is thus animated by a notion of the constructed and contested nature of history and the past. We will examine a variety of monuments, museums, and other artifacts of memory in the process.
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:
Frederick Corney
Professor of History
Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

Arrival date:  June 2, 2024   (Note: flights depart the US on 1 June to arrive on 2 June)
Departure date:  July 6, 2024


Application Deadline:  December 4, 2023   *Extended to 1 FEB 2024
Deposit due deadline:  March 8, 2024
Balance due deadline:  April 1, 2024

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:
2024 program fee:  $7,500

Students are responsible for airfare and most meals.

The estimated costs for this program and important payment information will be available shortly and will be posted 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. 

If applying for a Reves Summer Scholarship, please apply to the W&M faculty-led application BEFORE applying to the Reves Summer Scholarship. 

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 Study Abroad Handbook 2024.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.