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Russian LSA+ St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA

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Language of Country: Russian Target Language: Russian
Lodging Options: Homestay Enrollment: 25
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LSA+ Department / Program: Russian
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Program Overview

StPetersburgStudents spend eight weeks studying at the University of St. Petersburg, where classes are taught by members of the University's Center for Russian Language and Culture. The courses in phonetics, grammar, conversation, and literature, which meet for four hours a day, are supplemented by lectures on various aspects of Russian art, literature, and society.

Apart from the many excursions organized within the city and its environs, the group will have weekend trips to places of historical and cultural interest, along with an extended visit to Moscow. By the end of the program, participants will not only have markedly increased their command of the Russian language but will also have acquired new insights into the nature of a society radically different from their own.

The LSA+ is operated in partnership with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization.

Note: Russia’s requirement is that your passport expiration date is 18 months beyond the program end date. Should your passport not meet this requirement, it is necessary to renew your passport now. In order to participate in this program.


Faculty Director
2018 Summer:  Professor Deborah Garretson
2019 Summer:  Professor Mikhail Gronas

Russian 21: Russian Civilization: Study Abroad
Russian 22: The Russian Language: Study Abroad
Russian 23: The Russian Language: Study Abroad
Participants will be accepted on the basis of their application forms, letters of reference, and an interview; actual participation in the program is contingent upon the maintenance of satisfactory academic standing and compliance with orientation procedures.

Russian 1, 2, 3, or the equivalent, with a final grade of at least B- in each course.

It is recommended that students take one or more of the following courses:
Russian 10, 18, 31, and 32.

Student Life

Students live with Russian families.  Students are encouraged to participate fully in the rich cultural life of the city: concerts, plays, films, operas, and ballet are available on any given night.  Opportunities abound to explore the many historical landmarks of this sublimely beautiful city: the palaces of the Tsars, the scenes of the revolution, the Hermitage Museum. Almost every street and building of St. Petersburg has been immortalized by such masters of 19th-century Russian literature as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, all of whom drew inspiration from the city. In the 20th century St. Petersburg served as the stage of Revolution (1917) and War (the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-4) while continuing to inspire Russia's greatest artists: Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov, Shostakovich and Brodsky.

For more information, please see the Russian Department website.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.