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.
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
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.