Why study Russian? Let Katherine Avgerinos '06 tell you her reasons in this three-minute video.

Russian,  the world's fifth most spoken language with 275 million speakers, will open many doors for you both during after after your studies at Connecticut College. Knowledge of Russian will make you a more competitive candidate for careers or graduate study in such fields as journalism, business, law, education, or government.

With so many contributions to world culture by Russian writers, artists, composers, and scientists — such figures as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kandinsky, Malevich, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mendeleev, and many others — knowledge of Russian is a perfect foundation for a liberal arts education.

As one of the College’s smallest and most rigorous academic programs, the Slavic Studies Department is known for its “family atmosphere” and for the individual attention it gives to its students. Slavic studies students often visit faculty in their homes, meet them on campus over coffee or at Russian table in Knowlton, or travel to Russia with them on course-related TRIPs (Travel, Research Immersion Program).