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Explore St. Petersburg!

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    2019 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 The Herzen State Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg. 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 for 1 credit
      • Teaching English
      • Volunteering in the Community
      • Journalism Shadowing
      • Curriculum-specific internships
    • Interdisciplinary curriculum designed to accommodate a wide range of academic needs and interests
    • Study with students from around the world the the institute who hosts our program

    Location St. Petersburg, Russia
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 5 - August 2
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Residence Hall Housing
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    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 2021

    Application Deadline Deadline extended to April 15, 2019 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Students attending the “Explore St. Petersburg!” will have opportunity to enroll 3-6 academic credits by selected 1 or 2 courses from the list below. Additionally students will take a 1 credit internship.

    The coursework will be comprised of participation in various interdisciplinary seminars.

    HUR 249 - Russia Today

    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 for 1 credit. These internships/experiential learning experiences may include:

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

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

    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.

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