CIEE: St. Petersburg - Russian Language

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Bring your advanced Russian language skills to glorious St. Petersburg and master them!  Immerse yourself in Russian culture, history, art, and literature with fascinating coursework at CIEE St. Petersburg, while practicing with language partners ... read more

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I learned so much about Russian culture and the language. YES - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Worthwhile
My oral proficiency improved by two levels. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I greatly improved my Russian language skills - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile. It was an eye opening adventure, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was an opportunity of a lifetime, and I have moments I wish I was still there. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Cool
Russian. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
All in all it was great, and I would definitely do it again. I had wanted to go to Russia for a long time, and it was so neat to finally be there. The program did a great job organizing excursions around St. Petersburg and outside the city, and I left feeling I knew the city. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Perseverance
I learned who I was as a person, and what I can overcome. I learned what kinds of people make real friends, and what kinds of people are worth my time. I learned how to cope with things I can not control, and how to hunker down and get through unpleasant times. I learned to find joy in the little things and life, and I learned t... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Ciee Was Good.
Language skills. Very worthwhile. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. You learn if you love or hate the place in this process, and I want to go back there if I can and possibly work. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Russian culture as well as language, and really some idea of what it is to be Russian. At the same time, I thought a lot about America and what it means to be American, as well as myself and what I thought about some of these things. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Comfort zones are only dictated by oneself. Definitely worhtwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
As I sat cross-legged in Pulkovo Airport, awaiting my return flight to Chicago, I meditated on my four months spent studying in Russia. I had mastered the two-hour metro commute, and I had memorized nine tongue-twisters that my host babushka regularly recited. I had forged friendships with fellow university students despite clos... - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I got to experience a whole new culture, meet new people, speak a beautiful language! It completely changed my outlook on life. I loved absolutely everything about the city. I now plan to return to St. Petersburg upon graduation from Brandeis, in order to study and receive my master's degree in Russ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language abilities improved drastically, and I learned a lot about a culture that I hadn't known much about. It was very worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Only In Russia!
It is very hard to adjust in the beginning, but it only gets better from there! - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review West Meets East
If anything, I learned about myself the most. Who am I and what is important to me. Entering a new culture challenges your views and opinions, because you are no longer surrounded by people who think and feel similarly to you. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I gained a lot from the culture. Yes it was worthwhile ultimately. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
My Russian abilities significantly increased thanks to my time in Russia, even if I made more language improvement outside of my classes rather than in them. I also had the great opportunity to travel both in Russia and the surrounding area, which I will never forget. - Trinity University View Entire Review

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Bring your advanced Russian language skills to glorious St. Petersburg and master them!  Immerse yourself in Russian culture, history, art, and literature with fascinating coursework at CIEE St. Petersburg, while practicing with language partners to dramatically improve your Russian. Volunteer opportunities ensure students are well integrated into the local community to form lasting interpersonal connections. All courses are complemented with lectures, workshops, co-curricular activities, and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

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Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Russian
Language Requirement(s):
  • Russian
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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