CIEE Suspending Spring 2022 Programs in St. Petersburg

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Although in many ways city life in St. Petersburg goes on as normal, the freezing of Russia's transportation and banking systems in response to Putin's invasion of Ukraine means that CIEE will relocate the students currently studying with us in St. Petersburg to safe locations in Eastern Europe where they can complete their international programs, including their study of Russian language, culture, and politics. 

We are closely monitoring the impacts of Putin's invasion of the Ukraine on all locations where CIEE operates, including the potential impacts resulting from people fleeing Ukraine, local anti-war demonstrations, and the mobilization of humanitarian and defensive aid.

The safety of our students is our top priority and If we find circumstances jeopardizing the safety of our students at any CIEE location worldwide, we will keep you apprised of our contingency plans. As always, to obtain the latest information on health, safety, and security concerns, we recommend that you:

  • Visit our website, It is regularly updated with security alerts to help communicate any health and safety updates regarding our students on programs.
  • Sign up for our Health, Safety, and Security updates RSS feed. This web-based news feed will allow you to receive alerts from CIEE about significant events via email, an alert notification on a web browser, and/or a push-notification on your cell phone or other mobile device. Instructions for how to configure your device(s) are located on the alerts page of the CIEE website.

Decisions about summer and fall 2022 CIEE programs in Russia have not yet been made.

Study abroad advisors, please reach out to your manager of institutional relations with any questions. 

CIEE can always be reached at 1.800.40.STUDY.