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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Program Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring Language of Instruction: English, Russian
Program Provider: AIFS Areas of Study: Anthropology + Sociology, Architecture Art & Architectural History, History, Modern Languages, Political Science
Program Location: Russia Global Engagement Opportunities: Community Engagement
Scholarship Eligibility: Semester Only
Program Description:

Spend a semester or academic year in the historic and intriguing city of St. Petersburg, Russia, with AIFS! Choose from a wide range of course options at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Located in the northwest area of the city, the campus is home to over 26,000 students.


Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

The St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1899 by some of the most prominent Russian scientists of the day, including Dmitri Mendeleev who created the periodic table of elements. It was one of three polytechnic universities founded in the Russian Empire during a time of economic growth and became one of the major universities of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It was raised to the status of state technical university in 1990 in recognition of its importance. More recently, the name of the founder of St. Petersburg, Peter the Great, was added to the name of the university. The university is home to more than 26,000 students and 2,000 professors, lecturers and instructors including the Nobel Prize winning physicist Pyotr Kapitsa.

The academic program is organized by the Russian Language Center at the Preparatory Department for Foreign Students. This department trains students from all over the world who wish to enter higher education at Russian universities and is highly regarded for excellent teaching of Russian as a foreign language.


Moscow (3 days)
Included in program fee
Visit Russia’s magnificent capital city. Your trip to Moscow includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing and Kremlin tour

Catherine Palace at Pushkin (day trip)

Included in program fee
Explore the stunning Catherine Palace at Pushkin in St. Petersburg. The following are included:
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of and entrance fees to the Catherine Palace including the world-renowned Amber Room

Peterhof (day trip)

Included in program fee
Enjoy exploring the magnificent gardens and celebrated fountains at the summer residence of the tzars at Peterhof. Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of the park and entrance fees

Veliky Novgorod (day trip)

Included in program fee
Visit the heart of ancient Russia during a tour of Veliky Novgorod that includes:
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of the Veliky Novgorod Kremlin including St. Sophia’s Cathedral, and more

Pavlovsk (day trip)

Included in program fee
Tour the 18th-century Russian Imperial residence and enjoy one of Europe's largest parks at Pavlovsk. Day includes:
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of Pavlovsk Palace and entrance fees


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This program is currently not accepting applications.