Study Abroad in St. Petersburg
Come explore the splendor that is St. Petersburg in summer. Begin or continue your Russian language studies, enroll in courses on a variety of topics, and examine the intriguing complexities of Russia’s past and present in the warm weather and white nights.
And with homestays, peer language tutors, cultural activities, and excursions that allow you to explore the city and the surrounding areas, studying abroad in Russia offers you an exciting and uniquely immersive international experience.
Study abroad in Russia and you will:
- Begin or conintue your Russian language studies in spectacular St. Petersburg, where the entire downtown is a protected UNESCO heritage site
- Gain insight into Russian history, politics, business, and culture through courses taught in English
- Enjoy a rich cultural program including local and regional excursions to museums, historical sites, and theaters, and interaction with locals
Scholarships & Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
The CIEE Difference
INTERCULTURAL COMPARATIVE EXPERIENCE
Travel with friends to Moscow or Valaam to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.
Expand your global perspective. Spend an intercultural weekend in a second exciting locale!
Choices matter. With no required courses, you build your own curriculum in St. Petersburg. Choose from a variety of electives in language study, Russian politics, business, history and art.
Explore the city through a series of museum visits, boat tours, a group cooking class in Russian cuisine, visits to the Russian bathhouse, and tickets to concerts, ballets, and sporting events.
The study abroad program offers an overnight field trip each summer, including excursions to places of educational, cultural, and historic significance, while providing time for you to explore the sites on your own.
Take part in the Sobesedniki program and you’ll be paired with local students for a variety of language and cultural exchange activities. This partner program provides you with additional language support, while giving you insight into the lifestyles of your Russian peers.
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
The program fee includes:
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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A brief timeline of online education
- On March 20, 1728, the Boston Gazette ran an advertisement offering long distance instruction. And so teaching outside the classroom had its beginning.
- 1728: Boston teacher offers instruction through weekly letters to anyone in the country.
- 1892: U. of Chicago is first educational institution to offer correspondence courses.
- 1922: Penn State broadcasts courses over the radio.
- 1953: U. of Houston offers course work on TV.
- 1968: Stanford University creates the Stanford Instructional Television Network.
- 1959: Plato is born, the first internet community. Hatched by two U. of Illinois profs.
- 1968: U. of Alberta (Canada) Dept. of Medicine offers online courses.
- 1984: The Electronic University Network, offers online courses using proprietary software for DOS and Commodore 64 computers.
- 1989: Phoenix rising. The University of Phoenix starts its online program.
- 1996: Duke University begins its Global Executive M.B.A. program which combines online technology and sessions on-campus and at various locations throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
- 1999: Jones University becomes first accredited fully web based university; Learning portals, including HungryMinds, Click2Learn, Learn2, eCollege, Blackboard, and others emerge on the landscape.
- 2000: CourseNotes.com launches with dozens of classes at the University of Texas. The service provides professor web sites, including online course documents, calendars, grades, quizzes and surveys.
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