Our two most popular locations in Russia are St. Petersburg and Moscow. Choosing between “the two capitals” can be tough as both are rich in culture and history. We’ve asked our SRAS staff, who have long been permanently based in these two cities to map out some of the differences between them in the videos below. They discuss the feel of each city and what sort of student is most likely to thrive in these locations, as well what programming is available.
A student’s choice of location and program is always deeply personal and based on the student’s individual goals and interests. If you are looking to study abroad in an SRAS location, please contact us to discuss how our programs can best serve you.
St. Petersburg: Tourism and Culture
April Djakoniya, SRAS’ Student Services Manager and St. Petersburg resident, discusses the laid-back and culture-rich atmosphere of St. Petersburg. A city with a strong tourist industry focused on Europe, St. Petersburg is great for students interested specifically in culture, museums, or looking for a strongly supportive environment in which to study Russia and the Russian language.
Moscow: Diversity, Economy, and Diplomacy
Josh Wilson, SRAS Assistant Director, discusses the metropolis of Moscow. Here you can sample all of Russia’s diversity in terms of ethnicity, religion, and culture, but also in terms of political and social movements. Moscow is great for students interested in politics and international relations. The connections and experiences that can be made in Moscow will serve you well in future professions.