Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Spend a summer in the thriving, artistic city of St. Petersburg, Russia with AIFS! Choose from a wide range of course options offered at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The university is home to more than 26,000 students and 2,000 professors, including Nobel Prize winning physicist Pyotr Kapitsa.
All students take a 4-credit Russian language course and may also select one further 2-credit elective course plus a 1-credit course taught in English for a maximum total of 7 credits. Elective courses must be confirmed one month before departure and cannot be changed.
During the first week all students will live in the residence hall to get accustomed to the program. Students who select a homestay will move in after the first week.
Stay in the residence hall for Russian and international students.
Two students per room
Shared kitchenette and bathroom
Living in a Russian homestay is a great way to become integrated into the culture of the country and learn Russian. All our homestay families are different and many of them have hosted AIFS students for well over 10 years.
Double room with another AIFS student may be available on request
Homestays are limited and subject to availability
Internet access is included in both the residence hall and homestays.
Meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries.
AIFS arranges meals for the first three days of the program and a farewell meal
AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support you can access, will help make study abroad attainable.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.