Be sure to review your major requirements  before registering for courses abroad. In general, Russian majors can transfer up to 16 credit hours per semester toward their major (as long as those credits were earned in Russian-speaking classrooms). The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages is relatively flexible about transferring credit earned abroad and will work with you to suit your individual needs. For the most part, Russian language, literature, civilization and culture courses taken abroad will be transferrable upon your return.
Peggy Mills  is the sole advisor for both majors and non-majors wanting to study abroad in Russia. Consult with her and visit the Office for Study Abroad to discuss study abroad courses you can take to fulfill your major requirments. Once you choose your courses, you’ll need to fill out a Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (available in the Office for Study Abroad) and return it to your Study Abroad Advisor prior to your departure.
Because the courses you take abroad will be taught in Russian, general education courses are best fulfilled at the UI (i.e. you probably don’t want to learn calculus in a Russian-speaking classroom). Also keep in mind that it will be trickier to transfer study abroad credit through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences than through your major department.