Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

Volunteer opportunities available

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.


The Russian government requires students to hold a valid student visa for their period of study. You must have an up to date passport (one which will be valid for at least 18 months after your return to the U.S.) and submit a scanned copy of it to your Admissions Officer by May 1, 2019 for the fall semester and October 1, 2019 for the spring semester. 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 detailed information on how to apply for your visa. Students who submit applications/visa materials after the deadline may have to pay an expedited visa processing fee.

Initially students will have a single entry visa. AIFS will apply for a multi-entry visa for students on arrival in St. Petersburg at no additional cost. The multi-entry visa takes five-six weeks to process therefore students should not plan to travel outside Russia before the visa is processed. Russian visa regulations and requirements are subject to constant change. Students will be given the most up to date information and advice upon acceptance to the AIFS program.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Erin Craw

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5062

I joined the AIFS team as an Admissions Officer to help students get the most out of their study abroad experience. I am a University of Connecticut graduate with a background in Interpersonal Communication. I have a passion for international education and tourism. I became a travel enthusiast after exploring Southern Ireland. I truly enjoy working with students throughout the admissions process and providing them with the assistance needed to pursue a semester or academic year abroad. When I am not in the office I am spending time with my large Irish family.

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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