Canada-Russia Research Initiative develops and coordinates diverse exchange programs for students and research fellows involved in Russian studies in Canada and Canadian Studies in Russia. This provides students and researchers with a chance to study and conduct research in the country of their interest, fostering a greater understanding of its history, political environment and culture.

We offer short-term and long-term exchange. Short-term programs are planned primarily for undergraduate students to help them see and learn something about the country from the perspective of their own experience. And long-term programs are mostly individual and meant to broaden existing research projects accommodating specific needs of students and fellows involved in graduate courses, post-graduate courses or post-docs.

In addition, participation in these programs might significantly improve foreign language skills of selected attendants due to the opportunity of total immersion and regular interaction with native speakers.