Study Abroad

Summer Program in St. Petersburg, Russia

Spend your summer studying Russian in St. Petersburg! Below is information on:

Please note that all information about this program is tentative and subject to change. Check with the program director for the most recent information.

Program Dates and Deadlines

The program dates for the 2016 Summer Program in St. Petersburg are May 28–June 26.

The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016, although late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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About St. Petersburg

White Nights! Golden Onion Domes! Royal Palaces! In June, the sun doesn't set in St. Petersburg until well after midnight and the pearl of Russian Imperial architecture glows most brightly.

Known as the "Venice of the North" because of its many canals and rivers, St. Petersburg is liveliest during the four weeks of our program, when the streets are bustling and opportunities for cultural contact are the greatest.

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Students receive six credits and should be enrolled in either RUS 107, RUS 157, or RUS 207. All of these courses can be counted toward a humanities cluster in Russian, or toward a major or minor in Russian or Russian Studies.

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There are no prerequisites! While we recommend one year of college Russian, the program is open to beginners as well. Come start learning Russian in Russia!

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Students stay with host families who provide two meals a day, private rooms, as much Russian as you want, and the chance to see Russia though Russian eyes. Placement is supervised by the University of St. Petersburg and most families are repeat hosts. The homestays are one of the most rewarding features of the program for our students.

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Fellowship Aid

The Modern Languages and Cultures' Mildred R. Burton Fund helps defray costs for Rochester undergraduates studying language abroad in the summer. All students are considered for aid through the Burton Fund unless they request otherwise on their application.

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A typical excursion itinerary looks like this:

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Program Costs and Application

The program fee (approximately $4,000) includes:

Airfare is separate. Students can fly group rate on Finnair from JFK Airport in New York City, or make their own arrangements.

Please make checks payable to "The University of Rochester."

Schedule of payment due:

Interested in our program? Apply online today!

The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016, although late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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For more information, contact:

Professor Nikita Maslennikov
St. Petersburg Program Director
Senior Lecturer, Russian
(585) 275-4261

Tyler Brogan
Administrative Assistant
(585) 275-4253

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