Program Details

Spend your semester or academic year abroad in Russia! Study abroad in St. Petersburg—with AIFS.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester or year in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Petersburg with AIFS and earn up to 18 credits. Live in a homestay or a student residence hall. Enjoy cultural activities like, guided city tours, visits to museums and cultural sites, a boat trip along the canals, and classical music, opera and ballet performances. A 3-day visit to Moscow is included in the program along with day trips to Pushkin, Peterhof, Novgorod, and Pavlovsk. AIFS offers a 4-day optional excursion Helsinski, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.

AIFS in St. Petersburg offers a unique academic program through the Russian Language Center at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, which is highly regarded for its excellent teaching of Russian as a foreign language. Volunteer opportunities are also available, and students have done a wide array of projects from working with animals to volunteering at the Hermitage, one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

Setting Description:
St. Petersburg is known as both Russia’s “window to the West,” and the “Venice of the North,” for its open attitude and stunning canals, respectively. The city certainly has a European flair with its boulevards, canals and baroque architecture, yet offers students an authentic Russian experience.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. No previous Russian language study required.
Scholarships Description:
Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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