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Language of Instruction: English, Russian Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore Pre-requisite Subjects: 0–4 semesters of college-level Russian or equivalent
Field of Study: Art, Art History, Film and Media Arts, History, International Studies, Language: Russian, Markets and Culture SMU Abroad Application Cycle: August 15-October 1 for Spring, November 15-March 1 for Fall
Program Description:
St. Petersburg
CIEE Russian Area Studies Program in St. Petersburg, Russia

Pure gold: it decorates the domes everywhere you look in St. Petersburg and will undoubtedly be your opinion about your experience in the Northern Capital of Russia. This city, which produced "father of American ballet" George Balanchine, where Mikhail Baryshnikov began his illustrious ballet career, and where artist Marc Chagall perfected his craft, is where you will develop your language skills, find adventure and gain a greater appreciation for Russian politics, history, and culture. It's all waiting for you with CIEE.

Study abroad in St. Petersburg and you'll:

  • Improve your Russian language proficiency, and learn about Russian culture in an authentic and stimulating environment in the longest-running U.S. study abroad program in Russia
  • Have the option to live in a Russian home
  • Experience a rich cultural program including local excursions and regional field trips to Moscow, Pskov, and other Russian regions; visits to museums, historical sites, and theaters
  • Dive into extensive interaction with locals through the variety of coordinated cultural events
  • Live in 300-year old St. Petersburg, known as the "Venice of the North," and experience the relationship between traditional and modern forces impacting Russia today
  • Become a member of a unique alumni network of remarkable individuals who have studied in St. Petersburg since the opening of the Study Center in 1967

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.







Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.