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Summer Study in St. Petersburg

  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  Our classes are held at St. Petersburg University, shown here across the Neva River from St. Isaac's Cathedral.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  Cultural events include organized historic walks around the city. Here we are at the Admiralty.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  Everyone is always excited to visit the Hermitage Museum on Palace Square.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  St. Petersburg's St. Basil's look-alike, the Church on the Spilt Blood, is a favorite trip.  
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    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  Our students mugging for the camera outside the Russian Museum. The Russian Museum holds the best and most extensive collection of Russian art in the city.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  We take several excursions outside of St. Petersburg every summer. We had the rare opportunity to visit this wooden architecture museum on the island of Kizhi.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  The island of Kizhi is in the middle of Lake Onega in the Russian north. We took a cruise to visit this beautiful area.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  One of the highlights of our program is the opportunity to visit the beautiful churches and monasteries in the Russian countryside.  
  • Summer Study in St. Petersburg
    Summer Study in St. Petersburg  Our students are given private tours by local experts whenever possible. Here a monk exhibits his monastery for the group.  
  • 2010 Summer Group Picture
    2010 Summer Group Picture  Some of our students from the 2010 Study Abroad Group posing by the Neva River in St. Petersburg.  Maggie Burke
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On the banks of the Neva River, at the very center of the 18th-century historic district, rests St. Petersburg State University. It is the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Russia. It is also the site of William & Mary's six-week intensive Russian language summer program in Russia.

Our program combines a six-week intensive course in Russian with a course on the literature and culture of St. Petersburg. A William & Mary professor teaches literature and culture course and serves as the program's director.

In addition to studying, while in St. Petersburg, you will

  • conduct in a multimedia research project of your own design
  • live with Russian families.
  • spend one week in Moscow.

The comprehensive fee for the program includes tuition, room and board (2 meals a day), city and suburban excursions, and hotel accommodations in Moscow. There are scholarships available for studying abroad in Russia.

For more information about study opportunities in Russia, speak to a Russian Studies faculty member.