Resources and Opportunities
Our students are encouraged to pursue their own research interests within and beyond the classroom and to showcase their original research through publication in Slavic studies journals or presentations at conferences and symposia.
The linguistic and cultural expertise our students gain as Russian majors opens the door to resume-enhancing summer work experiences abroad that can pave the way toward a wide range of future careers.
Grants and Fellowships
Many competitive grants and fellowships are available both at Bowdoin and beyond to help students further their intellectual passions and deepen their knowledge of Russian culture through research, study, and internships.
Student Honors and Awards
The Russian department recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of Russian, and many of our students are successful in prize and fellowship competitions both locally and nationally.
Whether you are writing a course paper, exploring Russian film or painting, or doing research for an honors thesis, Bowdoin is rich in library resources to help you toward your goals. And beyond Bowdoin, there is a wealth of materials to discover through Inter-library Loan or on the web.
The web is rich in information about Russian language and culture and the field of Russian studies. Whether you are looking for some additional grammar practice, seeking to purchase a favorite Russian film or food, or eager to experience a lecture on your favorite writer by a top Russian scholar, the following links can serve as starting points for your quest.
Lectures and Concerts Video Library
Opportunities to learn about and experience Russian culture at Bowdoin are not confined to the classroom. The Russian department organizes a rich array of co-curricular events each semester, and you can explore the video of past events here.