RUSsiAN-AMERICAN
Cooperation Initiative
GLOBAL RUSSIA > Citizen Diplomacy Program



UNDERSTANDING THE COUNTRY
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Global Russia is an independent citizen diplomacy program that brings emerging leaders and rising professionals from North America and Europe face-to-face with Russia's business, political and intellectual elites.

The program is open to students and recent graduates in fields including Russian-area studies, business, law, journalism, public policy, and the social sciences. It is designed to deepen expertise, improve understanding, and foster West-Russia dialogue.
Key features
Small Groups
We select between five and fifteen qualified participants for each trip, focusing on individual interests and tailoring program elements based on each group's background.
Private Meetings
Participants engage in on- and off-the-record discussions with public and private leaders on a wide range of issues and international trends.
Cultural Excursions
Trips are supplemented with cultural programs and free time aside for exploring tourist attractions, regional arts, and the local nightlife scene.
Alumni Benefits
Program alumni are provided with options to continue building personal connections with Russia through partner events, programs, and internship opportunities.
Upcoming trips
Each trip is a week-long immersive experience featuring participation in a major forum.
Testimonials
Contact us
This program is administered by the Russian-American Cooperation Initiative, a nonprofit NGO focused on advancing dialogue between the U.S. and Russia.
To reach us by phone, please call:
+1 (425) 957 6077