Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

Study Abroad in St. Petersburg: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall Semester (with meal allowance) $12,995
Spring Semester (with meal allowance) $12,995 $12,345
Fall Semester (without meal allowance) $12,195
Spring Semester (without meal allowance) $12,195 $11,545

*The London stopover is no longer included for all students. Therefore, there is a $650 fee reduction for the Spring 2020 semester.

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition up to 18 semester credits
  • London pre and post-semester visits with London - St. Petersburg - London flights (Fall semester only): 2 nights in London en-route to St. Petersburg including flights, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and sightseeing tour and an overnight stay on the return including accommodation and breakfast
  • Housing in a student residence hall or a Russian homestay
  • Meals students receive a meal allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. You may request to opt out of the meal allowance for a reduced program fee.
  • Excursions and day trips including a 3-day excursion to Moscow, and day trips to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, Veliky Novgorod, Pavlovsk and Peterhof, the summer residence of the Tsars
  • Cultural and social activities including a guided city tour, the Russian, Dostoevsky, Political History and Hermitage Museums, Yusupov Palace, a ballet and opera performance, Siege of Leningrad tour, a boat trip along St. Petersburg's rivers and canals and more
  • Resident Director and student services support staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Russia
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in St. Petersburg and to help you adjust to Russian culture
  • Volunteer opportunities past placements have included the State Hermitage Museum, English teacher's assistant, working with animals and helping at an orphange
  • Conversation Exchange with Russian students
  • AIFS Office provides study resources, student services and a small library
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable $95 application fee.

Optional Components

Fall semester students only: Please note that round-trip flights London – St. Petersburg – London are included in the regular program fee for all students. Students who do not take the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own U.S.-London, London-U.S. flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to London (Fall) or St. Petersburg (Spring)
  • London (Fall) or St. Petersburg (Spring) to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,400
Los Angeles$1,240
New York/ Newark$1,060
San Francisco$1,320
St. Louis$1,420
Washington, DC$1,380

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)