Accommodations and Itinerary


Students are housed in private homes or apartments with students from Petrozavodsk State University and have lunch in a student cafeteria. This gives them many opportunities for contact with their Russian counterparts. The American directors of the tour are on hand to assist with learning and living adjustments.

2016 Itinerary

June 15 depart Minneapolis or Seattle for Russia

June 16 arrive St. Petersburg

June 16-18 sightseeing in St. Petersburg

June 18 depart on night train to Petrozavodsk

June 19 meet host families

June 20-July 8 coursework in Petrozavodsk

 Intensive Language Classes, Excursions

July 9 depart on night train to Moscow

July 10-12 sightseeing in Moscow

July 13 depart Moscow for US

Other Activities

Students tour Moscow and St. Petersburg, and there are numerous outings in the region around Petrozavodsk, including the island of Kizhi and the Kivach waterfalls. Through formal and informal meetings with young people, professors and representatives from the community, students may practice their Russian and gain a better understanding of Russian and Karelian culture and traditions. Summer in Petrozavodsk offers many opportunities to attend athletic and cultural events.

Students in the dining hall.

Rock Concert at Vozduch

Students involved in the Russian Language Study Tour

Student holding a flag

Students dancing