The Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) program provides promising young Russian students a unique opportunity to study for one year at U.S. institutions of higher education, to engage with local communities in sustained and meaningful dialogue, to educate Americans about Russia's history and culture, and to gain a new, nuanced understanding of American society. The program also aims to strengthen each participant's English skills and subject knowledge in his or her selected field of study. The one-year, non-degree undergraduate level program will bring students between the ages of 18 and 20 to the United States. All program participants are required to return to Russia for at least two years after the completion of their studies.
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