Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia
Study abroad in St. Petersburg means being neighbors with the Hermitage and dozens of other great museums. It means living amongst streets lined with breathtaking architecture that were once walked by Russia’s greatest writers, artists, and composers.
Study abroad in St. Petersburg also means being in Russia’s second capital and its “Window on Europe,” a powerful cultural and economic center at the western edge of the world’s largest country. Study abroad in St. Petersburg will leave you with memories while building your future and advancing your educational and professional goals.
What Can You Study Abroad in St. Petersburg?
Fall and Spring study abroad in St. Petersburg is primarily offered through our Language and Society program, which combines Russian language training with a wide selection of courses on culture, history, politics, economics, finance, marketing, and more.
Summer study abroad in St. Petersburg is dominated by our St. Petersburg Summer School, which offers you a choice of intensive courses to study Russian language, cultural diplomacy, museum science, energy security, or photojournalism.
Other opportunities may include joining faculty led programs, spring break programs, and more. See our full lists of study abroad offerings below.
SRAS Cultural Programs Let You Learn Outside the Classroom
SRAS programs are designed to take full advantage of the cities in which they are offered. Study abroad in St. Petersburg with SRAS will come with a cultural program that complements the time you’ll spend in classroom lectures and activities. We focus on the city’s dramatic history and multiple prestigious art museums. Specific itineraries vary by program. You’ll find details on each program page.
What's It Like to Study in St. Petersburg?
SRAS partners with St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) in its offerings for study abroad in St. Petersburg. The UNECON campus is in the very heart of the city center, just behind the famous Kazan Cathedral and a short walk from Nevsky Prospect. Most students live on campus. Specific housing information will be listed on each program page.
Although steeped in history, St. Petersburg has a modern, European feel. Most students are able to quickly build a support group, interacting with other international students and Russians at UNECON. There is plenty of shopping, cafes, services, and attractions nearby. It is a very easy walk or metro ride to many of St. Petersburg’s most famous museums.
SRAS maintains this Guide to Living in St. Petersburg to help you find the resources you’ll need on the ground to live a summer, semester, or year abroad. And, if you ever need help with anything while abroad on one of programs, your onsite coordinator will be there to help.
How Much Does It Cost To Study Abroad in St. Petersburg?
SRAS offers a variety of program choices of varying length and cost. Specific pricing information can be found on each program page. SRAS also maintains a Guide to Budgets Abroad as well as a St. Petersburg Student Budget Guide to help you formulate and maintain your budget, plan your airfare, and prepare for costs of living abroad.
Concerned that you might not have enough to study abroad in St. Petersburg? SRAS also maintains a page of Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad with scholarships, grants, and more. SRAS also offers its own Challenge Grants and Home and Abroad Scholarships that can save you thousands on your well-deserved trip abroad!
Ask Us About Study Abroad in St. Petersburg
Studying abroad is a big decision. We realize you may have questions and we encourage you to contact us and ask them. We also run regular info sessions as part of our free events series. Find a free info session that fits in your schedule! SRAS takes your educational goals seriously and we look forward to hearing from you!
At Stetson, we’ve used SRAS to arrange all of our student study abroad trips for the past five or six years. During that time we’ve sent dozens of students on summer- and semester-long programs in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Irkutsk. In every interaction I’ve had with them, SRAS has been prompt, reliable, knowledgable, courteous and quick to lend a hand when needed.
Professor and Director, SPREESStetson University
Just yesterday my student successfully defended her honors thesis on environmentalism around Lake Baikal, a project that would not have been possible without the fieldwork that she conducted on her SRAS study abroad program in Irkutsk. I hope to see more such projects in the future and will keep directing students to SRAS programs!
Visiting Assistant ProfessorMacalester College