Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Study Abroad in St. Petersburg: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Russian Language and Liberal Arts Program $12,995

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

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
  • Housing in a student residence hall or a Russian homestay
  • Excursions and day trips including a 3-day excursion to Moscow, a day trip to Veliky Novgorod or Vyborg, day trip to Pushkin or Pavlovsk, day trip to Peterhof
  • Cultural and social activities including a 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. Petersburgís rivers and canals, traditional Russian craft or culinary masterclass
  • On-Site Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  • Volunteer opportunities – Past placements have included volunteering at museums, assisting English language tutors, volunteering at NGOs, and working on blogging, social media and journalism platforms.
  • Immersion opportunities with local 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 studentís 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
  • Personal/Professional Development–Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Optional Components

  • Excursions
    • Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia (4 days, $625)
  • AIFS Flight Package (see below)

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable $95 application fee. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

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Optional AIFS Flight Package

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.

Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

Estimated fees by departure city

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and are subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to St. Petersburg
  • St. Petersburg to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,560
Los Angeles$1,440
New York/ Newark$1,460
San Francisco$1,480
St. Louis$1,560
Washington, DC$1,460

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

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