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May 29, 2020
Jul 25, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Immerse yourself in the language and culture of modern Russia through intensive language studies with the historical city of St. Petersburg as your classroom. Explore the contemporary city during its famous “White Nights." Study Russian language at any level from advanced to absolute beginner.
The storied city of St. Petersburg, historically Russia’s “window to the West,” is your home during this program. The backdrop to many of the watershed moments in modern Russian history and stronghold of its most heralded literary figures, there is no better place to soak up Russian language through its artistic and literary tradition. This far north it barely gets dark in summer, which means you’ll get to enjoy St Petersburg’s “White Nights” when darkness never quite falls. In keeping with the season of light, St Petersburg in summer is a city of festivals, including the famous White Nights Festival at the Mariinsky Theater.
The program's 2020 syllabus is forthcoming. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
Study the Russian language intensively while experiencing St. Petersburg, a city that was the locus of imperial power and revolution in Russia since its inception in 1703. A central stage of two revolutions and renamed three times over 80 years, St. Petersburg remained symbolically important throughout the years of Soviet power and beyond.
Your Russian language classes (8 credits, the equivalent of a full academic year of studies) will meet five mornings a week, Monday through Friday, 9:30am- 1pm. They will be taught by Instructors of Derzhavin Institute in coordination with Rutgers program director Cori Anderson.
By the end of this 8-week intensive Russian session, students will have received a full year’s worth of Russian language training while gaining a vivid and profound appreciation of the leading role St Petersburg has played, and continues to play, in Russian culture and history.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
The program itinerary includes several group excursions, designed to enhance student learning about the history, culture, and contemporary society of the host community. One day of the weekly academic program will consist of excursions conducted in Russian and English. These excursions are considered part of the curriculum and attendance is mandatory for all students.
U.S. students will require a student visa for this program. Students must have a passport that is valid for 18 months after the return date. For summer 2020, this expiration date must be after February 2022.
One of the required documents is an Original HIV blood test (AIDS) Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 month only (HIV blood test should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa). Students can inquire about this test at Hurtado Student Health Center.
You will also require an Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host organization must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office. Study Abroad will provide this letter to the students before they apply for their visas.
Students in the Russian Language program may be eligible for scholarships between $1,500-$2,000. For information please contact Dr. Cori Anderson.
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Program Cost includes:
• Administrative Fees
• International SOS Health Insurance
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Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
Professor Anderson researches foreign language pedagogy and second language acquisition. She teaches courses on Russian language from elementary to advanced level.
Email Dr. Anderson at: firstname.lastname@example.org