In May 2017, Bowling Green State University will send a group of nine students to the BGSU Summer Russia program in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This is an immersive and life-changing experience for our students. It features a full academic course-load, campus life in Russia, and local culture.
How You Can Support BGSU Students
To offset the financial commitment required by each student to participate, we are asking alumni, family, and friends to help our students with a donation. Our campaign goal is $9,000. The largest cost is associated with travel ($1,000-$1,200) per student. A month in a Moscow State University residence hall is $435. To defray the costs to students, the BGSU Russian Program has committed $3,000 to this intensive experience.
The BGSU Russian Program wants to provide students with as many experiences as possible during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We have planned excursions related to their studies for nearly every day of the week--to places like the Moscow Kremlin, Peter the Great's palace in the Gulf of Finland, the Museum of the Leningrad Blockade, and the Hermitage Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Students have been looking forward to the summer program for years. These students, along with the BGSU Russian Program, have worked hard to cover as much of the trip cost as possible. We invite you to be part of the trip and to provide the funds students need to make the trip a success.
Thank you for your support.
You can provide a BGSU student an all-night tour of the canals in late June, when the sun doesn't set.
You can provide a seat in St. Petersburg's famed Mariinsky Theater for a BGSU student.
You could provide one month of rides on the subway, busses, trolley busses, and trolleys to get to parks, museums, the Red Square and more for a BGSU student.
You can provide a train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg along the route of the first Russian railroad.
You can provide a BGSU student a room in a residence hall with Russian students.
You can provide round-trip air fare to Russia and train from Moscow to St. Petersburg for a BGSU student.