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CIEE-St. Petersburg


Program Location St. Petersburg, Russia
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31014
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 06/14/18 to 08/12/18

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info
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Overview
CIEE-St. Petersburg

This program is administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a 200-university academic consortium. Purdue University has been a member of CIEE since 1972.

At CIEE St. Petersburg you can improve your Russian through intensive Russian language training, explore Russian culture through excursions in and outside of the city, and participate in a rich program of extracurricular activities.

CIEE offers two summer program options in St. Petersburg:

  1. Russian Area Studies
  2. Russian Language
For more program information, please visit the program sponsor's website (CIEE).

Eligibility

CIEE-St. Petersburg

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.  

Due to the length of the Russian visa process, CIEE requires students to have a valid passport in order to be accepted. Russian immigration requires that this passport is valid for 18 months beyond the end date of the program.

No previous Russian language study is required for the summer programs.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0-4 Sem Russian

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Housing

All study abroad students have the option to live in a Russian homestay. Participants have their own room with a Russian family in a private apartment. Housing and most meals (two meals daily and three on weekends) are included in the program fee. Students are responsible for weekday lunches. The University cafeteria offers very reasonably priced meals.

CIEE also offers a limited number of rooms at a hostel in downtown St. Petersburg. The hostel is located within a 5-minute walk of Nevskiy Prospekt and a 10-minute bus to the CIEE Study Center or a 20-minute walk. Students are placed in a double room with another CIEE participant. Students are responsible for all meals.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, orientation, and excursions.

The housing fee includes housing in a self-catered apartment *or* placement with host family which includes most meals.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$6,418.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Housing$1,700.00
Insurance$167.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Local Transportation$230.00
Visa$265.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Meals$1,265.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,150.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information
CIEE-St. Petersburg

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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