** 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.
Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs):
5 - $4,000 Fee
Areas of Study:
Art History, History, Political Science, Russian, Russian Studies, Sociology, Theology
Language of Instruction:
Homestay, Residence Hall
AIFS Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia: Semester or Academic Year
Earn up to 18 credits through a wide variety of courses when you study with AIFS in St. Petersburg, Russia. You may choose to live in a homestay or a student residence hall. Enjoy cultural activities like, guided city tours, visits to museums and cultural sites, a boat trip along the canals, and classical music, opera and ballet performances. A 3-day visit to Moscow is included in the program along with day trips to Pushkin, Peterhof, Novgorod, and Pavlovsk. AIFS offers a 4-day optional excursion Helsinski, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia..
AIFS is recognized as the premium provider of study abroad programs. Our all-inclusive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Offering more than$800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support each year!
“We bring the world together”
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.
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:
$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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.