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EC St. Petersburg, Russia

APPLY NOW!! (Deadline: March 2, 2018)

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St. Petersburg, Russia: June 23 – July 23, 2018 (Summer Term B)

Join faculty and students from across the University System of Georgia for a 4-week adventure in St. Petersburg, Russia!  Students will spend Term B living, studying, and exploring a city rich in culture, history, and architectural splendor.  Stay at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University on the grand Neva River, take in a ballet at the majestic Mariinsky Theatre, explore the urban canals and waterways of “Russia’s Venice,” watch the city stay alive during the nearly 24 hours of summer daylight, and travel afield to Moscow.

Students will spend two days per week in the classroom, attend class field trips two days per week, and have several free and planned 3-day weekends.  All students will be registered for classes through Georgia Southern and receive transfer credit from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.  It is mandatory to register for at least 3 credit hours while on this program.

Program Cost
The 4-week program cost is $4,950.00 and includes the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and St. Petersburg
  • Accommodations at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
  • Breakfast & lunch on weekdays
  • Welcome lunch/dinner & farewell dinner
  • Travel pass for 40 trips on the St. Petersburg metro system
  • 4-day Baltic Sea cruise with stops in Finland, Sweden, and Estonia (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Tours of the city’s most significant museums and landmarks
  • Visa registration fees
  • A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses

The program cost does not include: Georgia Southern tuition and fees, personal shopping or travel expenses, or food/meals beyond the allotment provided.  HOPE and other forms of financial aid are available for students participating on summer study abroad.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 912.478.5413 to learn more.

Course Equivalencies
What will you earn credit for at Georgia Southern?  Use this guide to help you select the courses you need.  Georgia Southern course numbers are listed in italics.  *Please note credit for specific courses will be awarded as transfer credit.

Morning Classes
Russian Language (all levels) – FORL 1090s/FORL 2090s/FORL 3030s: Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Russian Language*
St. Petersburg in War and Revolution – HIST 3030s: St. Petersburg in War & Revolution*
International Economic Relations – ECON 4030s: International Economic Relations*
Drawing/Water Media I – TBD
Modern & Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg – TBD

Afternoon Classes
Russian Literature – ENGL 5090s: Russian Literature*
Russian Business Culture & Environment – BUSA 4380s: Russian Business Culture & Environment*
Gender, Race, and Communism – SOCI 3094s: Gender, Race, & Communism*
Art, Society, & Culture – TBD
Drawing/Water Media II – TBD

Contact
To learn more about the program, payment schedules and deadlines, read course descriptions, and apply, visit the program website.

For questions, contact:
Ms. Irina McClellan – Program Director, ibmcclel@valdosta.edu
Ms. Emilee Carr – Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services, ecarr@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/27/2017