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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.
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.
Students earn up to 10 credits through courses in Russian language and culture.
: Lithuanian/Russian Sites of Contested Memory ( 3 Credits)- taught by W&M faculty
Intermediate Russian Study Abroad I/II (3 credits each)
: 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.
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.
Professor of History
Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Arrival date: June 2, 2024
Departure date: July 6, 2024
Application Deadline: December 4, 2023
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.
2023 program fee: $6975
2024 program fee: $TBD
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.
Welcome and Farewell dinner
Excursion admissions and some meals on excursions
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
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2023