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  • Locations: St Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Russian
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Career Development, Language Immersion Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Education, Culture, & Society, Finance, History, International Studies, Languages & Literature, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:
St. Petersburg: Language and Society
In St. Petersburg, you will find an exceptionally intensive and supportive study environment.

Semester terms offer a range of topical seminars delivered in English and on topics as diverse as the arts, finance, economics, and governance. An innovative capstone project rounds out the semester.

Summer and Semester terms include a broad cultural program that introduces you to the city and its legendary concentration of culture. You'll also meet many local peers and other foreign students. Being cultured and friendly is part of the proud local identity and English is relatively common, making the city easy to navigate no matter what your current level of Russian.

St. Petersburg is especially recommended for beginner students and for those on their first study abroad experience who would like extra support in advancing their language skills and jumping into local life.

- Curriculum (summer) -

RS-100/200/300/400 Russian as a Second Language
Summer: Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics for 20 hours per week. Peer tutoring additionally supports the program.
Summer I (10 weeks): 200 hours; Summer I (8 weeks): 160 hours; Summer II (6 weeks): 120 hours. Summer III (4 weeks): 80 hours

- Curriculum (spring/fall) -

Russian as a Second Language

This is an intensive Russian language program incorporating the following features:

240 academic hours of group language study
40 academic hours of individual/paired language study
20 academic hours Capstone Project
Up to 30 full hours of peer tutoring
Students focused primarily on intensive language study will take all of the above and two electives from the list below. Students primarily interested in elective credits may reduce language study by foregoing one or more of the components listed above, but are required to maintain a minimum load of 180 hours of group language study over the course of the semester.


Unless otherwise noted, each course below is 3 ECTS (28 academic hours). All students must take a minimum of two 3-ECTS electives. Students focused primarily on electives can potentially take up to 8 electives maximum. The list below is indicative of standard semester offerings. Changes may still occur. Contact us for the upcoming course list.

Art and Humanities

Introduction to the Russian Civilization (Fall/Spring)
Modern Russian Youth Subcultures (Fall)
Literary St. Petersburg (Fall)
Modern Russian Culture and Society Through Cinema and Music (Spring)
Interactions of Art and Economy. From patronage to the creative industries. (Spring)
Overcoming Stereotypes in Cross-cultural Business Communications and Negotiations (Spring)
Theory and Practice of Translation (Spring)
Finance and Markets

Financial Institutions and Markets (Fall/Spring)
Stock Exchange Learning (Fall)
Valuation of Common Stock, Investment Styles, and Value Investing (Fall)
Financial Management of Enterprise Business Processes (Spring)
Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives (Spring)
Private Equity & Venture Capital (Spring)

Competitive Marketing Strategies in Russia (Fall/Spring)
International Marketing (Fall)
Marketing and Marketing Communications in Russia (Fall)
Modern Marketing in a World Gone Digital (Spring)
Sales and Operations Planning (Spring)
Complex Development of Tourism Industry (Fall/Spring)
Event Management (Fall)
International Hospitality Management (Fall)
Doing Business in Russia: Tourism Outlook (Spring)
Project Management in Tourism (Spring)
International Human Resource Management (Spring)
Management in Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (Spring)
International Trade Logistics (Fall)
Introduction to E-Commerce, E-Business & E-Banking (Fall)
Global Energy Market: Long-Term Trends And Corporate Analysis (Fall)
Reducing Gaps in Business Communication Skills (Fall)
Cooperation and Networking in International Business (Spring)
Interactions of Art and Economy. From patronage to the creative industries (Spring)
Society and Government

Russian Political System (Fall/Spring)
Russia and the World: Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation (Fall/Spring)
Russian Media Landscape (Fall)
Russian Media in Current Business and Political Situation (Spring)
Sustainable Governance of Arctic Spaces (Spring)
Environmental Management (Spring)
Environmental Issues in Russia (Spring)
Labor Market Policy from a Socio-Economic Perspective (Fall)
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development (Fall)
International Labor Standards and Russian Labor Law (Fall)
Sustainable Governance of Arctic Spaces (Spring)
Environmental Management (Spring)
Environmental Issues in Russia (Spring)

For more information, and to apply, click here.



An Affiliate is a partner organization that is evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Affiliates offer classes in both English and the host language. You may take classes with other U.S. students, international students, or students from the host country. Many affiliates provide special services such as visa support, housing, cultural excursions, and on-site staffing to help you navigate your host country.


  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships. You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
  2. Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program. These Applications can be completed at the same time.
    • U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. Commit to your U of U Application. You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
  4. Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
  5. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.



  • TENTATIVE dates are listed above. Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
  • Do not purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.


Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
This Program is eligible for the Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above. Some Programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Click here to learn more about the Global U Program.



  • Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators.
  • You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major.
  • You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.


Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.


It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program. Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application. Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.

Program Reviews:
Fall 2018 Participant
I really enjoyed participating in this program. It was great to see the city I was studying in as well as other cities around western Russia. I don't think another program would've allowed me to make as many connections in terms of networking and meeting students from all over the world.