You will explore Russia’s language, literature, history, politics, arts and religion in an intimate program. Faculty members will encourage you to study abroad and help you find the best experience. You may have opportunities to interact with the Russian-speaking community in Central New York, home to hundreds of recent émigrés from Belarus and the Ukraine.
Ben Ligas ’14 studied Spanish in high school, arrived at Hamilton College ready for another language and took on Russian. He’s enamored. “I love Russia. I’ve always loved it. This is my opinion, but I think they have the best history, best authors, best film, best political system to study, really – not the best political system, the best political system to study,” Ligas says.More >>
In 2012, Ross Ufberg ’07 co-founded New Vessel Press, a publishing firm that specializes in translating foreign literature into English. And he’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic languages at Columbia University, working on Russian and Polish literature.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in Russian studies are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: