University of Oregon

CIEE: Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg

Program Overview

The Russian Area Studies summer program offers students with an intermediate or advanced Russian language ability an opportunity for intensive language study in an immersion setting. The program combines intensive language courses with a cultural program of lectures and local excursions in and around St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most historically appealing cities. In this program you will further immerse yourself in Russian cultural and social life by living with a Russian host family and participating in the conversation partner program with other St. Petersburg State University students.

During the program, you will visit places of historical and cultural significance in and around St. Petersburg. Also included in the program is a trip to Moscow and a second overnight trip to another Russian city.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Russian Area Studies Program (Summer)


Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer Session II20172/01/2017mid-Junemid-July
Summer Session III20172/01/2017mid-Julymid-August

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.