Russian - 5th Year in St. Petersburg
Russian - 8 weeks in Russia
Fifth-year Russian in St. Petersburg, Russia
This course is intended for students who have already achieved advanced proficiency in Russian. Typically, a student at this level will have completed 4th-year study and will have lived in Russia for a semester or more.
Students applying for this course should be comfortable speaking Russian in a wide range of situations, should be easily understood by Russians, should be able to follow and participate in conversations on familiar topics, and should have a firm mastery of grammar and idiom.
This course is intended to expand the range of registers and styles in which students are comfortable; to familiarize them with the norms of discourse in a range of styles, from academic and journalistic to literary and informal, both in writing and in speech; to help them fine-tune their ability to read between the lines.
By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a proficiency level of Advanced.
We will wait until the beginning of March to make a decision on whether this program will be online to ensure student and faculty safety.
June 21 - Aug 13, 2021
8 credits of SLC 598
DEADLINE TO APPLY
In order to secure visas for students traveling to Russia, the deadline for all St. Petersburg programs is March 1, 2021.
- Placement Test
- Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
- Open to non-U.S. students
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students
- Open to working professionals and retirees
- Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
CLI-St. Petersburg offers a varity of extramural programs, which may include:
- Cooking lessons
- Walking tours
- Hermitage Museum
- Russian song lessons
- Russian craft lessons
- Opportunities for optional (self-funded) excursions in and around St. Petersburg
We are waiting until the beginning of March to decide whether this program will be held remotely, so that we can make an informed decision.
The second-largest metropolitan area in Russian, St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the North," is considered the country's most European city and its cultural capital. St. Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largst art museums in the world, and several universities and research institutes. The city played key roles in the Russian Revolution and in World War II.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in St. Petersburg is managed by the Derzhavin Institute for Arizona State University.
Housing & Meals
Students live with Russian-speaking host families.
Host families provide breakfast and dinner.
Students purchase lunch in any of the restaurants in the vicinity of their classroom building.
TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.
Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $10,000 for the study of Fifth-year Russian in CLI-St. Petersburg.
Apply by January 25, 2021
MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $4,000 for superior applicants to study Fifth-year Russian in CLI-St. Petersburg.
ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.
Apply by January 25, 2021
THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $8,000 for students in financial need to study abroad, including in CLI overseas programs. Gilman applications require certification of the program by your institution's study-abroad office. If you apply for Gilman support, please contact email@example.com for assistance in getting the required information to your institution.
Gilman summer study applications are accepted from August to October and January to March. Please apply for the early competition, if possible, since applicants to the later competition will not learn their award status until after the deadline to commit to CLI study. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on timing your Gilman application.
NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION
The Melikian Center offers a reduction of up to $1,000 of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.
To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell.
The CLI St. Petersburg program fee of $7,400* includes:
- 160 hours of instruction
- 8 academic credits
- 8 weeks homestay
- breakfast and dinner
- cultural activities
- phone and phone card
- transportation to and from airport
It does not include:
- international travel
- personal expenses (including excess baggage fees)
*All prices and descriptions on this page are based on 2020 estimates and subject to change. We are currently working with our overseas partners to get updated 2021 prices and will update this page accordingly. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.