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 Program

Volunteer opportunities available

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    Up to 18 semester credits (subject to course selection)
  2. COURSES

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

    Student residence hall or a Russian homestay
  4. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    3-day excursion to Moscow, a day trip to Veliky Novgorod or Vyborg, day trip to Pushkin or Pavlovsk, day trip to Peterhof
  5. CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Guided city tour, Hermitage Museum, tours dedicated to Russia's political history and the siege of Leningrad, visits to sites and museums associated with the most famous Russian authors, a ballet performance, a boat trip along St. Petersburg’s rivers and canals, traditional Russian craft or culinary masterclass
  6. ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  7. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  8. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Optional Components

AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

  • Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
  • Airport transfers to and from campus
  • Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

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 Program Advisor 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 six or seven 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.

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

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