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Summer 2015 in St. Petersburg

About the Program

Experience SBU’s international summer school in St. Petersburg - Russia’s cultural center since its creation by Peter the Great in the early 18th Century. This summer school, founded by SBU Professor of Linguistics John Bailyn, is housed at St. Petersburg State University, Russia’s oldest university. The summer school attracts not only students from throughout Russia and Europe, but also an international faculty who offer courses in a variety of disciplines. Participants will earn 3 to 9 credits and fulfill general education, upper-division, and major/minor requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience Peter the Great’s historic city, including the White Nights and the Hermitage
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum designed to accommodate a wide range of academic needs and interests
  • One semester equivalencey of Russian language study is available.
  • Study and live with students from overseas who are also participating in the international summer school

Course of Study

All participants will take a total of 3-9 credits.  
Click the "View Course Information" button at the bottom of the page for a complete listing of courses available.

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

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Course Information


St. Petersburg, Russia

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

July 4 to August 2, 2015

Living Arrangements

Residence hall-style housing



2.0 GPA and above

Other Requirements

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

Application Deadline

April 15

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

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$898 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$1,950 Program Fee:(includes housing, one meal per day, metro pass, group excursions, 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: $1,200.  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 tuition rate

Application Checklist

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

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Alison Becker

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
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