AIFS: St. Petersburg - Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

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Spend a summer session, semester or academic year in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Petersburg, Russia, studying at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Courses are taught in English or Russian, with no previous... read more

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A student studying abroad with AIFS: St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
December 03, 2015 Russia Stole My Heart
I came back from Russia a completely different person. I gained self-confidence, became more mature, learned a new language, and solidified my aspirations to get involved with foreign policy after graduation. - Randolph-Macon College View Entire Review
very worthwhile - University of Texas - Arlington View Entire Review
Yes! Going to Russia starched me in different ways. i learned to appreciate and value things that i already did at a new level. Found new respect for those who do not speak english, and brought personal growth in many levels. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
I had the most incredible experience. I loved the city, it was so beautiful and there was always something to do. The language and people take a little time to adjust to, but it's well worth it. Furthermore, I had a blast living and traveling with my fellow AIFS students - we're all still good friends! My experience in St. Peter... - Iowa State University View Entire Review
Absolutely. Enjoyed every moment of every day in Russia. Met lots of lifelong friends too. - Miami University of Ohio View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. I was only there for 5 week but those 5 weeks impacted my life forever. I made memories and friendships that will last forever, as well as I learn how to be a global citizen. - Westminster College, MO View Entire Review
- Rice University View Entire Review
I can't even begin to explain how much I learned and how worthwhile it was. I learned how to effectively travel and sightsee, I significantly progressed in my Russian, I advanced in all my studies having learned "the abroad way," I learned to be "tough," and I grew as a person in ways I can't explain. - Hamline University View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and the world. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
YES, in addition to language knowleadge I have gained experience living, working and studying in another country. It has certainly affected my cultural awareness and future plans. I am considering returning at least to visit possibly stay there - Towson University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience in Russia were some of the best four months of my life. I'll never forget all the people I met and all the places I saw. AIFS was a great program because it was in a fun part of the city and the staff was laid back yet helpful. I highly recommend this program. I love St. Petersburg and AIFS has a lot t... - Georgia State University View Entire Review
I would study abroad in Russia again, however I would choose a different program to have a different experience and not to repeat anything of last semester. Despite all the short comings of the program if you research and dig for answers you can mold your study abroad experience to fit your goals - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Past Review Russia
Definitely worth it. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review

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Spend a summer session, semester or academic year in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Petersburg, Russia, studying at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Courses are taught in English or Russian, with no previous Russian language study required. Please visit website for program-specific details and eligibility requirements.

Summer session students earn up to 7 credits over 5 weeks in St. Petersburg. Courses are available in subjects including art history, history, political science, Russian language and sociology.

Semester and academic year students earn up to 18 credits per semester on a Russian Language and Liberal Arts Program with courses in subjects including art history, history, literature, political science, Russian language and sociology. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Live in a student residence hall or in a Russian homestay. You can immerse yourself in Russian culture and language in one of a limited number of homestays or stay at a comfortable residence hall with other Russian and international students. A meal allowance is included with both housing options to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. 

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city tours, visits to the many museums and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, a boat trip along the canals, and classical music, opera and ballet performances. A 3-day visit to Moscow is included in the program along with day trips to places such as Catherine Palace at Pushkin, Peterhof, Novgorod, and Pavlovsk. Depending on the program you select, a 4-day optional excursion to Helsinski, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia, may be available. 

St. Petersburg is known as both Russia’s “window to the West,” and the “Venice of the North” for its open attitude and stunning canals, respectively. The city certainly has a European flair with its boulevards, canals and baroque architecture, but without question, St. Petersburg offers visitors an authentic Russian experience.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Russian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian Language, Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Literature
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • History
  • Political Science and Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Regional Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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More than $800,00 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year

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AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, with a wide range of unique opportunities in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you can have the study abroad experience that best suits you. The program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live, study abroad, and experience all that the world has to offer. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

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Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

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