Russian and East European Studies
Department Chair:
Arlene Forman

Administrative Assistant:
Polly Bratton

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8650
Fax: (440) 775-6355

Peters Hall 222
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

OCREECAS Internships

OCREECAS Internships

OCREECAS currently funds internships in Russia for Oberlin students and recent graduates. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with strong language skills. To learn more about the program and how to apply, contact Dr. Maia Solovieva, Lecturer in Russian and Faculty in Residence at Russian House (


Recent Internships


Taganrog Youth Theater, Rostovskaya Oblast 2013 

Matthew Horowitz spent the summer of 2013 in Taganrog, a small city on the Sea of Azov. Read about his work with youth theater in the hometown of Anton Chekhov. Read more

Friends House, Moscow 2012 

Sam Skove recently returned from interning in Russia, having started in August 2012. Read about his experience working with special-needs children at "Krug" through the Quaker organization Friends House Moscow! Read more

Lake Baikal Summer 2011

Peter Kutzen writes about his experience in the region around Lake Baikal working on the Great Baikal Trail Project and with local school children. Read about building trails and making friendships in Siberia! Read more

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 2010

Benjamin Lussier received an OCREECAS grant in the spring of 2010 to work at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg that fall, where he worked with a range of people, from native speakers of Russian to volunteers from around the world. Read more

Siberian Summer 2009

San Maday-Travis writes about her experience in Siberia in summer 2009. The Oberlin College junior spent two months in the region around Lake Baikal working on the Great Baikal Trail Project. Read about camping and building trails in the wilds of Russia! Read more

How to Apply

Application deadlines are typically in February for each grant application cycle. Orientation sessions providing information for potential applicants are held before each deadline. 2016's application files are posted below, for your reference.

Application Form 2016

Medical Form 2016


Upcoming Orientation Meetings

Orientation meets will be held at Russian House, when scheduled.