Bard College: St. Petersburg - Liberal Arts study abroad at Smolny College

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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College) Students with four semesters of college-level Russian are invited to study at Russia's first liberal arts college in St. Petersburg. At Smolny, visiting student... read more

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My experience living in Russia for a full semester was saturated with new information at every turn, and it was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile to me to be in Russia during such an interesting time politically, and it did help my language skills, although not to the extent that I'd hoped. I think I also gained more confidence in my speaking and in my ability to live in and navigate large foreign cities, and gained a lot of language comprehension, espec... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to appreciate the little things in life, especially when the environment around you seems very daunting. A study abroad experience in a city like St. Petersburg is so fascinating because you leave the Western World behind. You have the pleasure of being in a European city yet the adventure of a place so drastical... - Tufts University View Entire Review
The whole experience was great- my language skills improved and I got to immerse myself in Russian culture. It was absolutely worthwhile, and while it wouldn't have been possible academically, I would have liked to do a full year of study in SPB. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think I've learned a lot of Russian, and I've also realized that I don't want to live in Russia long-term. I have changed my plans based on that. However, I think students who do want to live in Russia for many years would benefit from this program. You'll meet amazing professors who will inspire you, sweet friends who will... - Tulane University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was DEFINITELY worthwhile. I was able to experience the Russian culture via complete immersion, finally having the opportunity to see for myself what I had read about for years in textbooks. I enjoyed the challenge of communicating with natives and learned a lot about Russia's neighboring countries fro... - Williams College View Entire Review

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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College) Students with four semesters of college-level Russian are invited to study at Russia's first liberal arts college in St. Petersburg. At Smolny, visiting students enroll in academic courses conducted in Russian alongside Russian students. A full cultural program and language program are offered in conjunction with regular academic coursework, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities. Smolny also hosts four- and eight-week Summer Language Intensives.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Russian
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian Language, Literature
  • Political Science and Government
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Anthropology
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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