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GLOBAL CHALLENGES 2019. Summer Immersion into Russia. Registration is closed
GLOBAL CHALLENGES 2019. Summer Immersion into Russia. Registration is closed

Registration is closed


Summer Immersion into Russia

 In August 5 – 21, 2019, The Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy offers the 2 and ½ week Summer School in Moscow “Global Challenges - 2019” where students from all around the world will meet to take part in an intensive multicultural experience, delve into challenging political topics and discover the unforgettable cultural and recreational opportunities that Russia and its capital city have to offer. 

The Summer School 2019 at the Diplomatic Academy will provide students with a great opportunity to expand and develop skills in different fields of International Relations and World Politics as it will offer a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of complex political issues and challenges that are facing the world.

The program is challenging, stimulating and of high academic and professional value. The courses are taught by professors of highly regarded faculties of the Academy supported by meetings with Russian prominent diplomats, public men, policy makers and the global international community, e.g. The UN Information Centre, the EU Delegation in Moscow, The Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, etc.

The Summer School in Moscow “Global Challenges 2019” focuses on the global challenges, including the political, economic and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the international system. Its major goal consists in the analysis and understanding of the policy and strategic framework that shape geopolitics, economy and international development, the strategy of the major global actors. (see here)

During the two last days of the school, 20-21 August 2019, the School will become a venue for the International Students’ conference on burning international global issues. The conference will be supported by the DA Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) and the EU Delegation in Moscow. The conference will be interwoven in the summer school process and the students will get certificates of participation in it. The conference abstracts will be subsequently published as full-length journal articles. Russian students from different Russian cities will join the international community of the school and together they will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of interest and build lifelong friendships.

In addition to the excellent educational opportunities, the school gives a chance to discover Russian culture, the city of Moscow and the surrounding countryside as well as to grasp one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Russian. Russian Language classes are available for students at all levels.

Upon successful completion, the program is worth 6 ECTS credits which may be recognized as part of ongoing studies. The International conference participation certificate mentioned above is an additional evaluation bonus.

Throughout 2 and 1/2 weeks in the month of August 2019 students may join the School to strengthen their universities’ transcripts, build their career skills or gain specialized knowledge for their career. They will also benefit from a wide range of social and cultural activities and make friends from all over the world.

Language of instruction – English.


Dates: Arrival 3/4 August – Departure 22 August 2019

Web-site information

Applications: see here

To apply students should:

1.     fill in the online application form

2.     send:

-         digital photo

-         scanned copy of Passport

-         contact telephone/fax

-         address of the Russian Embassy or consulate where to apply for visa (city, country)

After having received the acceptance email the students are kindly requested to proceed with the payment within a few days.

The Academy provides visa supports for foreign students provided the above-mentioned documents are submitted in due time before 14 June 2019.

Cost – 1150 € (payment is to be done by 17 June)

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition;
  • Course materials;
  • Team-building event;
  • Russian history and Language classes;
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches (Monday to Friday) + Breakfasts and coffee during the conference
  • Festive welcome and farewell lunches
  • Get to know Moscow;
  • Visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Museum of Diplomatic Service), the UN Information Centre
  • Use of the library, PC labs and the Academy facilities
  • Public transportation card for three weeks in Moscow
  • Organization of leisure activities and excursions
  • Transfer from/to airports

Cancellation Policy

In case of desistance, we apply the following policy:

•        Cancellation until 30/ 06/ 2019 – 200 $ US will be retained

•        Cancellation later than 30/ 06/ 2019 - no reimbursement


Students will be offered optional trips outside Moscow, which are paid upon their arrival in Moscow.

N.B.     ISIC cards holders can enjoy a lot of discounts in Moscow.


Summer school 2019 participants will be housed in the hotel Yunost, 2 metro stops from the Academy, close to the historic Novodevichy Coventry. The students will be accommodated in double-bed rooms (B+B) and will have an access to the Internet and can enjoy swimming in the hotel swimming pool.


Contact person:

Dr.Tatiana Kosareva   

tel.: +7(499) 245 3386 /940 1357 #10205/#10379

Email: /




Selection committee и preparatory courses:

8 (499) 246-70-72
8 (499) 246-53-05
8 (499) 940-09-84
8 (499) 940-13-60

119021, Moscow, Ostozhenka 53/2, stroenie 1

Graduate school:

8 (495) 608-12-30
8 (499) 940-10-05 / ext.: 2

Moscow, Ostozhenka 53/2, stroenie 1

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