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Explore St. Petersburg!

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    2018 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program with Internship

    Experience SBU’s Linguistics and 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
    Program Dates July 7 - August 5

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    Students attending the “Explore St. Petersburg!” summer program will enroll in a 3-credit HUR course which will focus on comparing Russia and U.S. relations and culture.  This is HUR 249 – Russia Today for non-SBU students.

    Students may select to take 3 additional credits from the list below:

    CCS 101 – Introduction to Cinema & Cultural Studies (ARTS, HUM)

    CCS 202 – Film Genres (ARTS)

    CCS 301 - Cinema and Media Theory (CER, HFA+)

    CLT 221 - Cross-Cultural Encounters (HFA+)

    LIN 101 - Human Language (SBS, SNW)

    LIN 425 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    LIN 426 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    LIN 487 - Directed Research in Linguistics

    RUS 447 - Directed Readings in Russian (EXP+)

    EUR 447 - Directed Readings in European Studies

    WST 103 - Women, Culture, and Difference (CER, HUM)

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

    • Teaching English
    • Volunteering in the Community
    • Medical Field Shadowing
    • Journalism Shadowing
    • Curriculum-specific internships

    All students will satisfy EXP+ and GLO by attending this program. The courses listed above may also satisfy other SBC (Stony Brook Curriculum) requirements. 

    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 April 1, 2018, but applications received before March 15 will have highest priority.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 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
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