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  • Locations: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/16/2018 02/26/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/16/2018 02/26/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/03/2018 09/28/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Russian Major: Anthropology
Program Description:

CIEE St. Petersburg: Russian Area Studies

St. Petersburg, Russia

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About the Program | St. Petersburg,Russia | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links
 
About the Program
Courses are taught in Russian and English. The Russian Area Studies program is for students who are interested in an academic program in Russia with an English component. The program offers a set of courses, taught in English, on Russian history, culture, politics, civilization, and cinema, as well as a rigorous language program.

The study abroad program is designed for students with zero to four semesters of Russian. Students at a higher level (having taken at least one Russian class beyond intermediate) enroll in the Russian Language Program (RLP). Cross-registration between RAS and RLP is not possible.
 

St. Petersburg, Russia
Envisioned by Peter the Great as the “Window to the West” in 1703 and created by French and Italian architects, St. Petersburg became a testimony to opulence with golden palaces, pastel-colored mansions, and landscaped parks, gardens, and canals.  It is the most westernized city in Russia and its cultural capital, too. Known as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, the city of nearly five million is easily navigated by foot, bus, trolley, and an efficient metro system.

Eligibility
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • completion of two semesters of 4 semesters of college-level Russian or equivalent at Tulane with a B average or better
Fields of Study
Russian language, Russian literature, comparative cultural studies, visual and performing arts, politics, and representations of Russia

Academic Culture
Founded in the 18th century, St. Petersburg State University is one of Russia’s leading institutions of higher education. The campus has expanded from its original site on the Neva River, and now includes over 400 buildings around the city center. CIEE students study at the university’s stunning Smolny campus on the very territory on which the renowned school for noble ladies was founded in 1764. It’s in a quiet neighborhood on the east side of downtown St. Petersburg.

Student Life
You'll begin your study abroad experience in St. Petersburg even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online predeparture orientation. The Director of Student Services meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. When you arrive in St. Petersburg you will participate in an on-site orientation program. The goal is to introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provide practical information about living in St. Petersburg. You also will be introduced to the academic requirements of the university, and are shown how to make the best use of campus facilities and services. During orientation, local assist the international students. The services provided during orientation are maintained on an individual and group basis throughout the program. 
 
Housing
All study abroad students have the option to live in Russian homestays. Participants have their own room with a Russian family in a private apartment. Housing and most meals (two meals daily and three on weekends) are included in the program fee. Students are responsible for weekday lunches. The university cafeteria offers very reasonably priced meals.

Helpful Links 
CIEE St. Petersburg Russian Area Studies

Contact Past Participants
Click HERE to contact recent study abroad alumni in this region.