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Students spend ten weeks studying at the University of St.
Petersburg, where classes are taught by members of the University's Center for
Russian Language and Culture. The courses in phonetics, grammar, conversation,
and literature, which meet for four hours a day, are supplemented by lectures
on various aspects of Russian art, literature, and society. Students are
encouraged to participate fully in the rich cultural life of the city:
concerts, plays, films, operas, and ballet are available on any given
Opportunities abound to explore the many historical
landmarks of this sublimely beautiful city: the palaces of the Tsars, the
scenes of the revolution, the Hermitage Museum. Almost every street and
building of St. Petersburg has been immortalized by such masters of
19th-century Russian literature as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, all
of whom drew inspiration from the city. In the 20th century St. Petersburg served as
the stage of Revolution (1917) and War (the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-4) while
continuing to inspire Russia's greatest artists: Mandelstam, Akhmatova,
Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov, Shostakovich and Brodsky.Apart
from the many excursions organized within the city and its environs, the group
will have weekend trips to places of historical and cultural interest, along
with an extended visit to Moscow. By the end of the
program, participants will not only have markedly increased their command of
the Russian language but will also have acquired new insights into the nature
of a society radically different from their own.
Russian 21: Russian Civilization: Study Abroad
Russian 22: The Russian Language: Study Abroad
Russian 23: The Russian Language: Study Abroad
Russian 1, 2, 3, or the equivalent, with a final grade
of at least B- in each course.
It is recommended that students take one or more of
the following courses:
Russian 10, 31, 32, 35, 38, or History 54.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.