Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the historic and intriguing city of St. Petersburg, Russia, with AIFS! Choose from a wide range of course options at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Located in the northwest area of the city, the campus is home to over 26,000 students.

Academic Program Options in St. Petersburg (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University)

Russian Language and Liberal Arts

Volunteer opportunities available

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    Up to 18 semester credits
  2. courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English or Russian
  3. HOUSING

    Student residence hall or a Russian homestay
  4. MEALS

    Meal allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries
  5. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    3-day excursion to Moscow, and day trips to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, Veliky Novgorod, Pavlovsk and Peterhof, the summer residence of the Tsars
  6. CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Guided city tour, the Russian, Dostoevsky, Political History and Hermitage Museums, Yusupov Palace, a ballet performance, Siege of Leningrad tour, a boat trip along St. Petersburg’s rivers and canals
  7. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  8. ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  9. Unique to St. Petersburg

    • Conversation exchange with Russian students
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Local AIFS Office provides study resources, student services and a small library
  10. Optional Components

  11. AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
    Airport transfers to and from campus
  12. EXCURSION >>

    Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia (4 days)

Visa

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.). 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 to 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

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