College of Business & Technology

students in Russia

RUSSIA - March 5-16, 2014

Russian Agricultural Development

Program Overview

Russia is a large country that spans 11 time zones. Russia’s vast amount of natural resources such as oil, gas and timber are some of the largest in the world. Russia also is a tremendous world market with a growing need for numerous agricultural commodities that we produce. Join this short-term study abroad program to learn more about the agricultural development opportunities, the rich cultural heritage, and meet Russian people. Moscow, Golden Ring of Russia, Ryazan, and St Petersburg will be key cities/areas visited during the spring-break program.

Learn about

  • the history of US and Russia relations
  • the developing market for US commodities
  • current Russian agricultural output
  • the vast natural resources found in Russia
  • unique and interesting cultural dimensions of Russia.


  • Local farms and dairy enterprises
  • Machinery factories and dealerships
  • Local food markets and emerging agricultural businesses
  • The Kremlin and Red Square
  • Markets in Moscow
  • Hermitage in St Petersburg


  • Russian Bolshoi Theater
  • Two Russian agricultural universities where you will interact with Russian college students

Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
and the School of Agriculture

Course Information

  • Undergraduates - INAG 362/BAT 300 (3 credits)
  • Graduates - Bat 600 (3 credits)
  • On-campus sessions: Sundays 4-6 pm, Spring 2014
  • Students are required to attend a mandatory predeparture orientation session conducted by the Office of Study Abroad WIU
  • Maximum participation is 25 students, minimum 15 students
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Good standing with Student Judicial Programs
building in Russia


Academic Information

Dr. Thomas Bruening
Knoblauch Hall 321
(309) 298-1611

Dr. Kevin Bacon
Knoblauch Hall 315
(309) 298-1084

Study Abroad

Kim McDaniel
Memorial Hall 344
(309) 298-2504