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.