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Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Regine John
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Art History, East European Studies, History, Modern European Studies, Political Science, Religion, Russian, Russian and East European Studies, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Russian
Program Provider:
AIFS
Program Type:
Language & Culture Studies
Housing:
Family Home Stay, Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Mostly International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time
Program Description:
Study Abroad in St. Petersburg: Overview

Study abroad in the most European Russian city. Founded in 1703 as Russia’s “Window to the West”, it still retains many of the Baroque splendors of the former empire, more bridges than Venice and a fairy-tale atmosphere of gold-domed churches, elaborate palaces and riverside parks.
During your stay, you will enjoy visits such as Russian, Dostoevsky and Hermitage museums and Pavlovsk and Yusupov Palaces. Expand your horizons with excursions to Moscow; London, England; Helsinki, Finland; and Tallinn, Estonia

Program at a glance
  • Academic year, fall or spring semester (summer session also available)
  • Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • 2.5 minimum GPA required
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, a meal allowance, London visit, excursions and cultural activities, trips to Moscow and Helsinki, and more. Optional travel package available.
  • Courses taught in English in art history, history, literature, political science, religion and sociology, plus Russian language. Courses taught in Russian available for advanced language students.
  • No previous Russian language study required; however, all students are required to take a Russian language course during the program
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Required visa is obtained by AIFS
  • Transcripts issued by St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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