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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Host Family
Class Eligibility: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Internship:
No
Service Learning:
No
Program Type: Semester, Year Academic Areas: Art, Art History, Film Studies, History
Language Pre-requisites: None
Scholarships:
Center for International Programs, Program Scholarships
Volunteer Opportunities:
Yes
Visa Required for U.S. Citizens:
Yes
Program Description:
St. Petersburg
CIEE Russian Area Studies Program in St. Petersburg, Russia

Pure gold: it decorates the domes everywhere you look in St. Petersburg and will undoubtedly be your opinion about your experience in the Northern Capital of Russia. This city, which produced "father of American ballet" George Balanchine, where Mikhail Baryshnikov began his illustrious ballet career, and where artist Marc Chagall perfected his craft, is where you will develop your language skills, find adventure and gain a greater appreciation for Russian politics, history, and culture. It's all waiting for you with CIEE.

Study abroad in St. Petersburg and you'll:

  • Improve your Russian language proficiency, and learn about Russian culture in an authentic and stimulating environment in the longest-running U.S. study abroad program in Russia
  • Have the option to live in a Russian home
  • Experience a rich cultural program including local excursions and regional field trips to Moscow, Pskov, and other Russian regions; visits to museums, historical sites, and theaters
  • Dive into extensive interaction with locals through the variety of coordinated cultural events
  • Live in 300-year old St. Petersburg, known as the "Venice of the North," and experience the relationship between traditional and modern forces impacting Russia today
  • Become a member of a unique alumni network of remarkable individuals who have studied in St. Petersburg since the opening of the Study Center in 1967

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.




St. Petersburg 
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Scholarships

Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant 
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th).  Use the 'Featured Program' Search to apply to this grant.  

CIEE 
Each year, CIEE awards more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas on their programs.  For information about CIEE scholarship opportunities, please visit their website
Things to Remember before Applying
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  • You must meet with a study abroad advisor before beginning your application. 
  • Per the SJU Semester Abroad Policy, a limited number of completed applications will be approved on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • This program requires a separate application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.  
  • If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 02/02/2018 05/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.