Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

AIFS Study Abroad in Summer 2020

  • 5-week summer program in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • No previous Russian language study required
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, excursions and cultural activities, day trips, and more. Optional AIFS Flight package available.
  • Earn up to 7 semester credits
  • Courses offered in art history, history, political science, Russian language, and sociology
  • On-Site Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (formerly known as the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University)

Visas – Very Important!

The Russian government requires students to hold a valid student visa for their period of study. By March 1 you must possess a passport that will be valid for at least 18 months after your return to the U.S. Students who do not meet this requirement may be ineligible to join the program. AIFS pays the visa application fee on your behalf and your AIFS Admissions Officer will provide the details and information on how to apply for your visa. Students who submit applications/visa materials after the deadline may have to pay an expedited shipping fee.

As you will have a single-entry visa, if you leave Russia during the program you will not be allowed to re-enter. Russian visa regulations and requirements are subject to constant change. You will be given the most up to date information and advice upon acceptance.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines


AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available! The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Katy Sullivan

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5094

I grew up in a small town in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont, very close to home. Spending a semester in Vienna during my junior year opened my eyes to the world and ignited a passion for travel, languages and cultural exchange that I still have today. I graduated from UVM with a BA in Economics, and then saved all summer so I could backpack around Europe for five weeks with a friend. Shortly after that, I lived and worked in Sweden for a year. I have continued to travel and soak up other cultures and languages whenever I can. I truly believe that studying abroad changed the course of my life and made me who I am today. As an Admissions Officer with AIFS, I am thrilled to be helping students have similarly life-changing experiences abroad.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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