CIEE: Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Europe, Russia
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

The Russian Area Studies summer program offers students an opportunity to learn about Russian culture, history, and politics. Topic courses are taught in English. In addition to the topi course, students take a Russian language, with various levels available, from beginner to advanced. The program combines courses with a cultural program of lectures and local excursions in and around St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most historically appealing cities.

During the program, you will visit places of historical and cultural significance in 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: Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg


** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel.  All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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.

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, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by GEO Staff. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

1.    Completion of the GEO application process.
2.    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
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer Session II 2022 2/1/2022 Mid-June Mid-July

Travel Advisories

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