Life in St. Petersburg: Student Reviews of the City

What is life in St. Petersburg really like? To help you stay up to date, we’ve asked our students to share what they found while abroad in Venice of the North! Finding Things SRAS: First, think of the city – what was available in terms of culture, shopping, and services. Were you able to find […]

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St. Petersburg Housing

On SRAS programs in St. Petersburg, students stay in the dormitory on the UNECON campus, in the heart of historical St. Petersburg. The following student reviews of the dorms are meant to help you prepare for your time abroad. Living Conditions in the St. Petersburg Dormitories Sarah Gendron (Fall, 2019): My housing experience was great. […]

St. Petersburg Travel Excursions from SRAS

St. Petersburg is ringed with locations of historical and artistic importance. Below are a sampling of some of the trips that SRAS groups have taken in the past as part the cultural package offered with SRAS Programs in St. Petersburg. Note that not all trips are taken each session and trips themselves may differ from […]

Saint Petersburg Program Reviews

We asked some SRAS graduates to share their open and honest evaluations of their experiences on SRAS Study Abroad in St. Petersburg. SRAS actively seeks out feedback from students on all programs so that we can continually improve our offerings. Joe Ernst (Summer, 2019) Although there were several programs offering summer programs in Russia to […]

Home and Abroad with RSL in St. Petersburg

Why did you choose your program and location? Ever since my older sisters did semester-long study abroad programs while they were in university, I knew that I wanted to do the same. Having studied Russian at university for two years, going on a program in Russia or Ukraine made a lot of sense for me. […]

Arrival in St. Petersburg: Student Impressions

Let our St. Petersburg students let you know what to expect when arriving to St. Petersburg! Heading abroad is always a big step and can feel exciting or overwhelming – or both. Learn from the experience of others and hit the ground running! How did you feel when you first arrived? Sarah Gendron (Fall, 2019): […]

Cuba-Russia Connection Study Abroad Reviews

We asked some SRAS graduates to share their open and honest evaluations of their experiences on Cuba-Russia Connection. SRAS actively seeks out feedback from students on all programs so that we can continually improve our offerings. Lucine Poturyan (Summer, 2018) I embarked on the Cuba-Russia Connection program offered by SRAS in May of 2018. However, […]

Dorm Cooking Tips and Simple Recipies

Many students come abroad with minimal cooking experience. Add to this the fact that you’ll need to shop in a foriegn language and that your kitchen situation can often be very basic, many students shy from cooking altogether. However, cooking and shopping can be great cultural experiences, not to mention a great way to keep […]

Learning Through a Passport: The Undeniable Importance of Travel

“Travel is the most intense mode of learning”- Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired magazine   Eight months ago, my year of studying abroad began. I arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of the Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (PCON) program. Over the course of the following fall semester, I travelled all across […]

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