Itinerary and Accommodations

2019 Itinerary*

May 14 depart Minneapolis or Seattle for Russia

May 15-17 sightseeing in St. Petersburg

May 18 depart on train to Petrozavodsk

May 18 arrive Petrozavodsk, meet host families

May 20-June 7 coursework in Petrozavodsk

Intensive Language Classes, Excursions

June 8 Final Banquet

June 9 depart on night train to Moscow

June 10-12 sightseeing in Moscow

June 13 depart Moscow for US

*Itinerary subject to minor changes

Other Activities

Students tour St. Petersburg and Moscow, and participate in numerous outings in the region around Petrozavodsk, including a visit to the island of Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through formal and informal meetings with their Russian peers, professors and representatives from the community, students practice their Russian and gain a better understanding of Russian and Karelian culture and traditions. Early summer in Petrozavodsk offers many opportunities to attend athletic and cultural events.

Accommodations
Students are housed in private homes or apartments with students from Petrozavodsk State University and have lunch in the university dining hall, providing them many opportunities for contact with their Russian peers. The American directors of the tour are on hand to assist with learning and living adjustments.

Students in the dining hall.

Rock Concert at Vozduch

Students involved in the Russian Language Study Tour

Student holding a flag

Students dancing