Russian Studies: Russian language, Literature & Business Сulture
JULY 06 - 31, 2020
Are you looking for a perfect Language & Culture immersion program in July offering transferable credits? Join this Summer School!
This summer school offers intensive Russian language study combined with elective English-taught courses in the field of Russian Studies and exciting cultural activities. As a result, the students will obtain or considerably improve the key communication skills, feel confident about using the Russian language in a wide variety of contexts, break the communication barrier, understand the native speakers better and form comprehensive understanding of the Russian culture, literature, mentality and business environment.
Arrival: July 04 - 05, 2020
Classes: July 06 - 31, 2020
Departure: August 01 – 02, 2020
For those who cannot start the program on July 06, we offer a 3-weeks option for July 13 - 31, 2020.
ECTS credits: 6.0
The program is open for the students of all levels (A0-C1), including absolute beginners.
The course is aimed at improving the main communication skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It helps to break the communication barrier and facilitates better understanding of the Russian language. The students are divided into small groups according to their levels.
Our goal is to make you use the Russian language in real life situations , and we know how to do it. Apart from the classroom study, each week we arrange speaking clubs and social activities helping you to start talking in Russian with confidence.
Afternoon Elective Courses:
This course is aimed at providing an overview of the Russian business environment, major Russian markets and industries, main investors, at explaining the major trends of Russia’s political, economic and social development that influence business life of the country.
The course explains and analyzes the main trends in Russian literature development, covering the lives, literary activities and works of the remarkable Russian writers. The lectures focus on the problems emphasized in Russian Literature and their connection with those of modern society. Correlations with historical & cultural life of St.Petersburg.
The program comprises: classroom lectures, video and language lab classes, field trips, speaking clubs, project work.
CREDITS TRANSFER: the program is designed according to the international standards. Official SPbPU Certificates given upon the summer school completion are eligible for international credits transfer.
Early bird participation fees:
- 4 weeks - 600 Euro
- 3 weeks - 480 Euro
Regular participation fees:
- 4 weeks - 650 Euro
- 3 weeks - 530 Euro
Participation fee includes: tuition fees, cultural activities, field trips, study materials, visa support (Invitation letter issuance).
The cultural program includes:
- Full-day guided bus trip to Peterhof, the former imperial residence, world-famous for its amazing fountain and museum ensemble. Along with visiting the Grand Palace you will enjoy the walk in the Upper- and Lower parks and see numerous fountains, including the Grand Cascade and the Samson Fountain.
- Boat City Tour. This tour provides a great opportunity to see the picturesque city views from the water
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
- A picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland
All the trips listed above are included in the participation fee and are available to the students of this module at no extra charge.
Early bird application deadlines:
- for non-EU citizens: March 18, 2020
- for EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: April 18, 2020
Regular application deadlines:
- for non-EU citizens: April 18, 2020
- for EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: May 29, 2020
Please request the application form and submit the application package via e-mail: email@example.com
Tutors' support and intercultural experience
To make your experience as safe and rich in impressions as possible, our team of tutors will provide you with constant support and friendly assistance, be it airport pick-up or additional speaking practice or a company for exploring the most breathtaking places of St.Petersburg.
Our students are provided with accommodation in the University dormitories on campus. All dormitories are located in a walking distance from the University.