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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 08/22/2019
08/23/2019 08/28/2019 12/15/2019
Spring Semester 2020 01/15/2020 01/16/2020 01/29/2020 05/17/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Eastern European Studies*, English, History, Liberal Arts*, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian, Russian Studies*, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Russian
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad, Volunteer/Service-Learning
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: AIFS
Program Description:

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Spend a semester or academic year in St. Petersburg with AIFS. Earn up to 18 credits studying at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Courses are taught in English or Russian. No previous Russian language study is required.

The Russian Language and Liberal Arts Program focuses on enhancing your skills in the Russian language while taking elective courses in English. Volunteer opportunities are also available to support a variety of interests. 

Live in a homestay or a student residence hall. During the first month, all students live in the residence hall to help you make the adjustment to the Russian way of life.

Enjoy cultural and social activities such as: 
  • City tours
  • Visits to museums and cultural sites
  • Boat trip along the canals
  • Classical music, opera and ballet performances
  • 3-day trip to Moscow
  • Day trips to Catherine Palace, Peterhof, Veliky Novgorod and Pavlosk.
An optional 4-day excursion Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia is offered.
 
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.