MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will be offering a four-credit course this summer that will travel to Moscow for a week to study Russian culture.

            The course consists of four orientation sessions prior to the seven-day journey to Moscow, and a follow-up session upon return to Marquette. The first orientation session will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and will acquaint those interested in the course to its content, schedule, costs and the anticipated Moscow itinerary. It will also address the paperwork necessary for passports, visas and travel. Additional pre-sessions will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the following Saturdays: May 17, May 24 and June 7. These will introduce students to Russian culture.

            Anticipated dates of the trip to Moscow are a departure from JFK International Airport in New York on June 14 and a return to New York on June 22. Students will be placed with families while in Moscow. They will visit the Kremlin, Red Square, several museums, at least one theater production, the Chekhov home, Tosltoy’s home and some cathedrals.

            One post-travel session will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

            Costs of the course will include NMU tuition fees, round trip air fares from New York to Moscow and administrative fees for coordination the program with the Russian educators, which is $100 per student. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from New York. Costs will not be definite until March.

            The instructor for the course is James Somers of the NMU department of modern languages and literature. For more information call Somers at 906-227-1814. Summer registration begins March 17.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman