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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: CatholicU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Partner Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Russian Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Areas of Study: Art History, History, Politics, Sociology
Program Description:

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St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Earn up to 7 credits over 5 weeks as a student abroad in St. Petersburg; no previous Russian language study is required.
  • Live in a residence hall or in a Russian homestay.
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as visits to museums and palaces, concerts, excursions to nearby points of interest and more.
  • Numerous excursions are included such as a 3-day tour of Moscow and day trips to Peterhof, Catherine Palace at Pushkin and Novgorod.
  • A 2-day tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package (strongly recommended due to strict visa dates).
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
  • This program is available to high school graduates for Gap Year participation.
 
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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.
 
     
 

 




Golden statues at the Peterhof

AIFS Study Abroad in St. Petersburg: Summer

Introduction

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.

Academics

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.

For more information, see their list of available courses.

Housing Accommodation & Meals

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.

RESIDENCE HALL

  • Stay in the residence hall for Russian and international students.
  • 2-bedroom suites
  • Two students per room
  • Shared kitchenette and bathroom


HOMESTAY

  • 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.
  • Single room
  • 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.


MEALS

  • 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

Scholarships

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.

For more information, visit their website.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.