Information for term Summer Russian Language
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2018
- Dates: Jun 16 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Give yourself a challenge and a reward this summer – and invigorate your Russian language studies in glorious St. Petersburg. With inspiring sites, rigorous coursework, homestays, and the help of Russian peers, you’re sure to make rapid progress. Warm weather, white nights, and support from Russia’s longest running study-abroad centers, ensure a fun and valuable international experience.
Move your beginning,
intermediate, or advanced Russian skills ahead in a city so spectacular that its entire downtown is a UNESCO heritage site.
to Moscow and Novgorod for a broader view of Russian culture.
by living with a Russian family.
sub-sites contribute to St. Petersburg’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site36
Location & CultureClick to Open
Peter the Great’s vision of St. Petersburg as a “Window to the West” was captured by French and Italian architects with golden palaces, pastel-colored mansions, and landscaped parks, gardens, and canals. With World War II and Stalinist repression in its rearview mirror, St. Petersburg is the cultural capital and most westernized city of Russia, and easy to navigate by foot and public transportation. The city’s many nicknames include Paris of the East, City of the Czars, City of Three Revolutions, and Venice of the North, but we’re quite sure you’ll call it fabulous.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Travel overnight to cosmopolitan Moscow, and Russian’s oldest city, Novgorod to explore highlights and enjoy time on your own.
- Explore St. Petersburg highlights like the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Pushkin’s Apartment Museum, the Russian Museum, and the Russian bathhouse, and take a walking tour based on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.
- Attend a ballet, concert, a hockey or soccer game, and get a taste of Russian and Georgian cuisine with cooking classes.
- Get to know Russian peers with celebrations, sports events, cinema club meetings, Pub Quiz trivia nights, and more.
Join the alumni network of remarkable individuals who have studied in St. Petersburg with CIEE since 1967.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestays. Live with a Russian-speaking family and immerse yourself in the Russian language and culture. Each student has his/her own room in the family’s private apartment.
Hostels. A limited number of double rooms are available for CIEE students to share at a downtown hostel. Semester students have single rooms. The hostel is a 25- to 30-minute commute to the CIEE center, and 5 minutes on foot to Nevskiy Prospek.
Homestays: Homestay families provide breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and three meals on weekends. Students must buy lunch on weekdays – the university cafeteria has reasonable prices. Hostels: Students are responsible for all meals.
Students walk or use public transportation to get from their lodgings to class.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Where You'll Study
CIEE ST PETERSBURG
Conveniently located at St. Petersburg State University.
ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
CIEE students use the Smolny campus on the east side of downtown St. Petersburg.
What People are Saying
"It's just the right amount of structured. It lets you have the freedom to explore and decide what you want to do with your time here, but still provides opportunities and suggestions. Very receptive to student feedback."Hannah, University of Oregon, Summer 16
"My housing was amazing, great family, love them and I would not have been able to have a better experience."Alexandra, University of California, Summer 16
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What you need to knowThe program details
CIEE has a long tradition of study in Russia – our first program began in partnership with St. Petersburg State University in 1967. This program is designed to advance Russian language skills with seven weeks of language study at the School of Political Science, Saint Petersburg State University. Students improve grammar, phonetic, and conversational skills through language study, as they explore Russian culture through close analysis of verbal and visual texts, and attend lectures on history, literature, art, and contemporary life.
St. Petersburg State University. Founded in the 18th century, campus has expanded from its original site on the Neva River to include more than 400 buildings around the city center and beyond. CIEE students attend class at the stunning Smolny campus, in a quiet neighborhood on the east side of downtown St. Petersburg.
All courses are taught by faculty from St. Petersburg State University.
Students agree to speak only Russian to encourage language and cultural acquisition.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
A valid U.S. passport at time of application. Russian immigration requires that passports are valid for 18 months beyond the program end-date.
Total credit: 10 semester/15 quarter hours; Russian language instruction totals: 6 semester/9 quarter hours Contact hours: 150
Students take the following:
- 3 Russian language courses to improve grammar, phonetics, and conversational skills
- 2 content courses taught in Russian
- Duration is 8 weeks
Summer 2018 CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
REQUIRED CIEE LANGUAGE COURSES
- RUSI 1011 RLPU: Beginning Russian I
- RUSI 1012 RLPU : Beginning Russian II
- RUSI 2011 RLPU: Russian Grammar Intermediate I
- RUSI 2012 RLPU: Russian Grammar Intermediate II
- RUSI 3011 RLPU : Russian Grammar Advanced I
- RUSI 3012 RLPU: Russian Grammar Advanced I
- RUSI 2021 RLPU: Russian Phonetics Intermediate I
- RUSI 2022 RLPU: Russian Phonetics Intermediate II
- RUSI 3021 RLPU : Russian Phonetics Advanced I
- RUSI 3022 RLPU : Russian Phonetics Advanced II
- RUSI 2031 RLPU : Russian Conversation Intermediate I
- RUSI 2032 RLPU : Russian Conversation Intermediate II
- RUSI 3031 RLPU : Russian Conversation Advanced I
- RUSI 3032 RLPU : Russian Conversation Advanced II
REQUIRED CIEE CONTENT COURSES
The RUSI courses are taught in sections, with cohorts divided according to Russian language level
THE FOLLOWING COURSE IS TAUGHT IN SECTIONS, WITH COHORTS DIVIDED ACCORDING TO RUSSIAN LANGUAGE LEVEL
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates, Deadlines & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Three-day orientation – an introduction to Russian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
No Hidden Fees
|Summer 2018 8 weeks|
|Apr 1, 2018|
|Jun 16, 2018|
|Aug 12, 2018|
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $6,418 **
Housing = $1,700 ***
Insurance = $167
Visa Fees = $265Total Fees = $8,850
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $1,265 †
International Airfare = $1,000 ††
Local Transportation = $230
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $1,150Total Estimated Costs = $3,745
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes two meals per day and three on weekends for homestay students; no meals are included for students in the hostel
† for students staying in the hostel; students in homestays should budget $690 for weekday lunches
†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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