St. Petersburg State University
About the Program
Students study at Russia's oldest University located in one of the world's most famous,
beautiful, and cultured cities. Coursework includes intensive Russian language courses
at all levels. For beginning and intermediate language students, courses offered in
English include Russian Politics, Russian History, and International Relations. For
advanced Russian speakers courses are also available in Linguistics, Russian Literature
and Culture, Eastern Studies, Journalism, History, International Relations, Psychology,
Computer Science, and other fields. Explore the Russian language and culture within
the city walls of St. Petersburg!
Course of Study
- Beginning to Intermediate language students may elect to pursue 20 weekly hours of Russian language coursework. OR, they may pursue 8 hours of weekly coursework in Russian language and 12 hours of weekly coursework with a Faculty that offers coursework in English (pending availability and placement).
- Intermediate to Advanced language students, pending language evaluation and placement, may elect to pursue 8 hours of weekly coursework in Russian language and 12 hours of weekly coursework with a Faculty of their choice. OR, in rare cases, advanced students may elect to pursue 20 hours of coursework in the Faculty of their choice (all coursework in Russian).
- More detailed information about Faculty coursework options can be viewed here: http://ifea.spbu.ru/en/non-degree/academic-offer
St. Petersburg, Russia
|Language of Instruction||
Language Proficiency required for some courses of study
Exchange: Students select courses offered by partner institution
Fall, Spring, Academic year
Students have the option of selecting a homestay (two meals/day) or university dormitory accommodations. Dormitory housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university.
Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.
For placement purposes, Stony Brook faculty may assess applicants’ Russian language proficiency, utilizing oral and/or written evaluations
Fall/academic year admission: February 15 (Deadline has been extended to March 15th)
|Tuition Rate||$3,235 per semester for NY residents ; $11,855 per semester for non-residents|
|Program Fee||$2,100 per semester
|Administrative Fee||$200 (non-refundable)|
|International Health Insurance||$55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.|
Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university
$2,000 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
Housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university. Cost will vary depending on accommodation types and personal preference.
Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.
Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
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