Russian - 4th Year in St. Petersburg

Russian - 8 weeks in Russia

Overview

Fourth-Year Russian in St. Petersburg, Russia

Students entering with Intermediate Mid proficiency expand and solidify their command of Russian vocabulary, grammar and spelling, and develop advanced listening, reading, conversational, and composition skills.  Students will engage in a wide variety of activities, combining textbook material with authentic texts and videos.

By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a proficiency level of Intermediate High

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Details

COURSE DATES
June 21 - Aug 13, 2021

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 494

DEADLINE TO APPLY
In order to secure visas for students traveling to Russia, the deadline for all St. Petersburg programs is March 1, 2021

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ELIGIBILITY

  • 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
  • Placement exam required

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
CLI-St. Petersburg offers a number of extramural activities, which may include:

  • Conversation practice
  • Cooking classes
  • Handicraft classes
  • Walking tours
  • Hermitage Museum

LOCATION
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 largest 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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
CLI's program in St. Peterlburg is managed by the Derzhavin Institute for Arizona State University.

Housing & Meals

HOUSING
Students live with Russian-speaking host families.

MEALS
Host families provide breakfast and dinner.

Students purchase lunch in any of the restaurants in the vicinity of their classroom building.

Funding

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 Fourth-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 Fourth-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 cli@asu.edu 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 cli@asu.edu 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

Costs

PROGRAM FEE

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
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card
  • transportation to and from airport
  • textbooks

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • lunch
  • 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.

For the latest information on CLI 2021 click here.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at (480) 965-4188.