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Advanced Russian Language Institute in St. Petersburg

About the Program

The 2015 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.

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Course Information

Location

St. Petersburg, Russia

Language of Instruction

Russian

Language Proficiency

All students in good academic standing, including those with no previous Russian language study, may apply for the 6 week course. Undergraduate and Graduate students who have successfully completed at least two years of Russian language coursework may apply for either the six week or four week course.

Program Type

Intensive Summer Russian Language Immersion Program directed by SBU Faculty

Program Dates
  • (All levels) 6 weeks: July 4 - August 15
  • (Intermediate and Advanced) 4 weeks: July 4 - August 2
Living Arrangements

ACLI students are placed in home-stays with local Russian-speaking families.

Eligibility

GPA

2.0 GPA and above

Other Requirements

All students in good academic standing, including those with no previous Russian language study, may apply for the 6 week course. Undergraduate and Graduate students who have successfully completed at least two years of Russian language coursework may apply for either the six week or four week course.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2015

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

Program Cost

Application Fee

$60

Tuition Rate

$257 per credit for NY residents

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$816 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

Program Fee:4-week Intensive $2,990 or 6-week Intensive $3510 (includes home stays in a Russian speaking household, 2 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: $1,700.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

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

Program Highlights

  • One year equivalency of Russian language study.
  • ACLI’s “Russian only” language pledge*
  • Daily language instruction
  • Home stays with Russian-speaking families
  • Cultural Program
  • On site director

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
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-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4376
Tel: (212) 317-3569
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