Russian Area Studies


Students in the Russian Area Studies department explore the rich language and culture of Russia through a diverse selection of courses. At HWS, students are encouraged to expand their knowledge of Russian language and culture by participating in one of many study abroad opportunities offered through the Center for Global Education.


Exploring Russia in Winter

Russia DUAfter 10 days immersed in the life of Russia’s two great cities, a group of 18 HWS students returned to the U.S. with an increased ability to engage in culturally…
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HWS Group on Study Tour of Russia

Moscow 2A group of 18 HWS students led by Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway and Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown are getting a glimpse of Russia in…
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Russian Program Departs for Siberia

Res26124Students and faculty from the Hobart and William Smith Russian Area Studies program, joined by K-12 teachers from upstate New York and Connecticut, recently departed for more than a month…
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Russian Area Studies Hosts Chernobyl Film

Res25713The Russian Area Studies program will mark the 30th anniversary of the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine by screening the 2015 documentary film “The Babushkas of Chernobyl”…
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Sperling Talks Putin and Politics

Microsoft Word - RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES PRESENTS.docxValerie Sperling, professor of political science at Clark University and an expert on Russian politics and the politics of gender, will visit Hobart and William Smith to deliver a lecture,…
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