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 advance U.S.-Russia dialogue.
The program will span eight days, October 1-8, and will be dominated by the Russian Energy Week, where participants will attend informative sessions and networking opportunities as well as sit down for a series of private meetings with some of the forum's VIPs. Outside of REW, participants will be invited to explore cultural attractions and enjoy the local nightlife scene.
Program participants are provided with far-reaching access to the forum and free visas to Russia. Travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by the program.