After the Empire: The Collapse of Communism and Beyond is a three-week, 7 ECTS program in cooperation with the University of Latvia.

The aim of this program is to introduce the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought up by the collapse of communism. The program will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on a local as well as on an international scale. Students will learn of state-of-the-art achievements generated by quick and efficient transformation from a state-controlled economic system into a free market economy.

Week one in Riga, Latvia: Society, Politics and Economy

Week two in Tallinn, Estonia: Business Environment 

Week three in Tartu, Estonia: EU and Russia Relations

Lectures and seminars in English on a variety of topics concerning social, political and economic issues will be provided by the professors of the participating universities. Special seminars and meetings with top-qualified practitioners and politicians are part of the program, as well as visits to governmental and NGO institutions and enterprises.

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Business

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Russian Language and Literature

  • International/Global Studies

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

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