** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of approval into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Spend the summer in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Petersburg with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 7 credits at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Courses are taught in English or Russian with no previous Russian language study required.
Immerse yourself in Russian culture and language in one of a limited number of homestays or stay at a comfortable residence hall with other Russian and international students. During the first week, all students live in the residence hall while getting accustomed to the program. A meal allowance is included to subsidize the cost of meals and groceries for all students. Meals are included for the first three days of the program and a farewell meal.
Cultural and social activities are organized every week and can include:
Siege of Leningrad tour
3-day visit to Moscow
Day trips to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, Peterhof and Veliky Novgorod.
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
This program includes "Do Not Travel" locations according to the U.S. Department of State, as of April 9, 2019. Please review UNC Charlotte's Travel Policy to Restricted Areas. Participation in this program is contingent upon completing a waiver with the Office of Education Abroad. Please contact the OEA to discuss your interest in traveling to this location.
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Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at UNC Charlotte
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