Program Details

Students will have a laboratory rotation course, in which they perform weekly experiments in the different laboratories of the Pavlov Department of Physiology. There will also be short courses in Russian culture/history and in the history of science at th
Location:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Are you a science student disappointed with limited choices in study abroad programs? Luria is one of very few organizations solely dedicated to providing education abroad experiences for undergraduates interested in science. Our flagship program, Pavlovian Petersburg, offers students access to the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St. Petersburg, Russia, where Ivan Pavlov performed his famous conditioning experiments. No knowledge of Russian required.

Students will have a laboratory rotation course, in which they perform weekly experiments in the different laboratories of the Pavlov Department of Physiology. There will also be short courses in Russian culture/history and in the history of science at the Institute of Experimental Medicine. Students will also have maintenance Russian coursework. Weekly excursions to cultural highlights in the city of St. Petersburg and suburbs, combined with a weekend trip to Moscow will enhance students' experience of Russia.

Pavlovian Petersburg is for the undergraduate with an interest in science who does not want to be limited by a few study abroad choices. Students will experience different kinds of laboratory work in an historical setting in preparation to continue their education at the next level. Pavlovian Petersburg is the perfect combination of science coursework with cultural immersion.
Setting Description:
St. Petersburg is the 4th largest city in Europe, and the cultural capital of Russia. A young city by Russian standards, St. Petersburg was built to be the model of a modern European city. Tsar Peter the Great's obsession with all things maritime drove him to create a city on an archipelago in the Baltic sea criss-crossed by canals. Even today St. Petersburg retains the nickname "Northern Venice." Due to its northern location, St. Petersburg experiences 20+ hours of light daily in the summer. The festival of White Nights celebrates this yearly occurrence with entertainment at all times of the day. St. Petersburg is architecturally grand, and culturally exceptional. A visit to St. Petersburg is not complete without a visit to the Hermitage, the world's second-largest art museum and the site of the storming of the Winter Palace during the October Revolution. A long-term visitor to the city is rewarded with many such cultural gems.
Cost:
$6500 for an 8-week program is substantially cheaper in comparison to our competitors.

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