RES majors are encouraged to participate in Bard’s study abroad program at Smolny College, a joint initiative of Bard and St. Petersburg State University. Students may enroll in summer intensive Russian language courses and/or semester or academic-year programs at Smolny, where Bard students combine a liberal arts curriculum with linguistic and cultural immersion by taking classes in Russian, side by side with Russian students.
Events, Initiatives, and Symposia
Every semester, RES hosts special events on campus ranging from author readings to interdisciplinary conferences. Students may hone their language skills by joining a weekly Russian language table and an ongoing Russian film series. Members of the RES faculty are affiliated with the Bard Translation and Translatability Initiative, which encourages curricular initiatives that promote translation, particularly from a multicultural or multidisciplinary perspective.