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EC St. Petersburg, Russia

APPLY NOW!! (Deadline: March 1, 2019)

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St. Petersburg, Russia: June 22 – July 23, 2019 (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 in St. Petersburg for the full four weeks
  • Breakfast on weekdays and group welcome dinner
  • Round-trip transportation between the St. Petersburg airport and the campus
  • Travel pass for 40 trips on the St. Petersburg metro system
  • All field trip expenses
  • Tours of the city’s most significant museums and landmarks
  • Visa registration fees (90 day student visa to Russia)
  • 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 1090/FORL 2090/FORL 3030: Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Russian Language*
St. Petersburg in War and Revolution – HIST 3030: St. Petersburg in War & Revolution* 
Global Issues – INTS 3230: Global Issues

Afternoon Classes
Russian Politics – POLS 4490: Russian Politics
International Economic Relations – ECON 4030: International Economic Relations*

Optional Monday Evening Course
Survival Russian Language and Culture – FORL 1090: Survival Russian Language and Culture

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,
Office of International Programs & Services,

Last updated: 4/8/2019