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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: Partner Program Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs): 5 - $4,000 Fee
Areas of Study: Art History, History, Political Science, Russian, Russian Studies, Sociology, Theology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Russian Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall
Program Description:

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St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Earn up to 18 credits per semester studying abroad in St. Petersburg; no previous Russian language study is required.
  • Live in a student residence hall or in a Russian homestay.
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a guided city tour, museum and gallery tours, visits to palaces, ballet and opera, a boat trip along St. Petersburg's rivers and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • Excursions include a 3-day trip to Moscow, a day trip to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, a day trip to Peterhof, a day trip to Novgorod and a day trip to Pavlovsk.
  • A 4-day optional excursion to Helsinki, Finland, and Talinn, Estonia ($595), is also available.
  • A 2-night tour of London, England, en route to Russia, and an overnight stay on return to the U.S. are included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
 
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
 
     
 

 




SPU Partner Program: Tier 5

This is an SPU Partner Program. These programs are in partnership with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support, and have been in long standing partnerships with Seattle Pacific University. All Partner Programs are eligible for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid. 
 
Cost: Tier 5

For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the cost of the program, a program fee may be charged in addition to SPU tuition. For additional program fee information, see Partner Program Cost

Aid eligibility includes SPU grants and scholarships, federal, state, and local financial aid for SPU Partner Programs.
What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. 
  • Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account 
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program
  • Housing in a student residence hall or a Russian homestay
  • Excursions and day trips including a 3-day excursion to Moscow, and day trips to Catherine Palace at Pushkin, Novgorod, Pavlosky and Peterhof, the summer residence of the Tsars
  • Cultural and social activities including a guided city tour, the Russian, Dostoevsky, Political History and Hermitage Museums, Yusupov Palace, a ballet and opera performance, Siege of Leningrad tour, a boat trip along St. Petersburg's rivers and canals and more
  • Resident Director and student services support staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Russia
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in St. Petersburg and to help you adjust to Russian culture
  • Volunteer opportunities past placements have included the State Hermitage Museum, English teacher's assistant, working with animals and helping at an orphange
  • Conversation Partner Program with Russian students
  • AIFS Office provides study resources, student services and a small library
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $300 non-refundable administrative fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Provider application fees and deposits (if applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at studyabroad@spu.edu.

For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad