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Explore St. Petersburg!

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    2017 Russian Cultural Studies Program with Internship

    Experience SBU’s Russian Cultural Studies Program with Internship in St. Petersburg - Russia’s cultural center since its creation by Peter the Great in the early 18th Century. This program, founded by SBU Professor of Linguistics John Bailyn, is housed at St. Petersburg State University, Russia’s oldest university. The Explore St. Petersburg! program features an extensive cultural program and students become familiar with the city through excursions, films, lectures, and other events. Participants attend courses in cultural and media studies at an international summer school where they interact with students from throughout Russia and Europe. Participants will additionally complete an internship where they will participate in volunteer activities or assist Russian students in conversational English practice. Students on this program earn 3 or 6 credits; they can fulfill general education as well as some upper-division and major/minor requirements. 

    Program Highlight

    • Extensive, interactive cultural program
    • Dedicated course which compares U.S. and Russian Culture and Politics
    • Internship/Experiential Learning Opportunities
      • Teaching English
      • Volunteering in the Community
      • Medical Field Shadowing
      • Journalism Shadowing
      • Curriculum-specific internships
    • Interdisciplinary curriculum designed to accommodate a wide range of academic needs and interests
    • Study and live with students from overseas who are also participating in the international summer school

    Location St. Petersburg, Russia
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Summer

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    All participants will take 3 credits of HUR which will compare Russian and U.S. relations. 

    Students can also take another 3 credits from the list below:   

    CCS 201 - Writing About Cinema & Cultural Studies (ESI)

    CLT 221 - Cross-Cultural Encounters (DEC G, HUM)

    LIN 101 - Human Language (DEC F, SBS, SNW)

    LIN 425 - Speical Topics in Linguistics

    LIN 426 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    SLV 578 - Directed Independent Studies I

    WST 103 - Women, Culture, and Differences (DEC G, CER, HUM)

    These courses are subject to change. Additional courses may be available.

    All students will also be matched with an internship/experiential learning experience for 4-6 hours/week based on their personal and academic interests.

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Residence Hall Housing

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements

    All undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing may apply.

    Applicants MUST have a current passport that has two blank adjacent visa pages and that is valid through at least Jan 2019

    Application Deadline March 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $2,250 Program Fee:(includes housing, one meal per day, metro pass, group excursions, internship placement, and international health insurance)
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees Visa Fee: $250 (additional fees may apply).
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $900-$1,200.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
    Graduate students will be charged tuition at the current graduate tuition rate
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Jessica Zuniga
    International Programs Coordinator
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
    Tel: (631) 632-7030
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
    Prof. John F. Bailyn
    Program Director
    Department of Linguistics
    Stony Brook University
    S-217 Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Tel: (631) 632- 7777
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