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  • Locations: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Who Approved: Tulane applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Russian Major: Anthropology
Program Description:

CIEE St. Petersburg: Russian Language 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
All courses are taught in Russian. Students are grouped by language level based on the results of a placement test. Improve your grammar, phonetics, and conversational skills through intensive language study. All study abroad students take the Russian language courses Grammar, Phonetics, and Conversation, and two elective courses. Participants are placed at the appropriate language level based on language testing conducted at the beginning of the program. Academic year students take the courses Grammar, Conversation, and Advanced Translation, and one elective in their second semester. 

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.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • completion 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. 
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 Language Studies

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