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Advanced Russian Language Institute in St. Petersburg

About the Program

The 2017 Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion (ACLI) is specifically designed to help students of all levels improve their fluency in all aspects of the Russian language. Intermediate and advanced ACLI students pledge to speak only Russian for the duration of the program and enjoy Russian speaking homestays. All participants study for four to five hours daily in small groups with native speaking specialists from St. Petersburg State University, one of Russia’s oldest and most famous educational institutions.

Program Highlights:

  • Daily language instruction
  • Cultural Program
  • On-site Director

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Course Information


St. Petersburg, Russia

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency

All students in good academic standing, including those with no previous Russian language study, may apply.

Program Type

Intensive Summer Russian Language Immersion Program directed by SBU Faculty

Program Dates

4 weeks: July 1 - July 30, 2017

Living Arrangements

ACLI students will live in residence halls with Russian-speaking roommates. 
Russian-family home stay may be available upon request.



2.0 GPA and above

Other Requirements

Applicants MUST include an image of a current passport that has two blank adjacent visa pages and that is valid through at least Jan 2019. 

Application Deadline

March 1, 2017 (*Application deadline has been extended to April 1)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $270 per credit for NY residents ; $988 per credit for non-residents
Program Fee

$2,250 (includes residence hall housing, 1 meals a day, metro pass, group excursions, international health insurance)

Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
Other Fees

Estimated 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 student tuition rate.

Application Checklist

There are TWO student components to the ACLI application.
To view the REQUIRED Application Checklist and Application Supplement for this program click here.

*Note: Applications will only be reviewed once all materials are received!

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Jessica Zuniga
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 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, N.Y. 11794-4376
Tel: (631) 632-7777
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