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W&M Summer- St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
English, Russian
 Language Requirements:
One Semester of College Russian
 Host Institution:
St. Petersburg State University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
 Housing Options:
Local Family Homestay
Program Description:

The College of William & Mary’s six-week summer program in St Petersburg, Russia offers participants an immersion experience to explore Russian language and culture.  Students may earn up to 10 credits through the St Petersburg program, including a 1-credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, and grades will appear on W&M transcripts and be included in GPA calculations.

Participants on the St Petersburg summer program live with Russian families and are provided breakfasts and dinners as part of the homestay arrangement. This offers students ample opportunity to practice their language skills and learn more about Russian culture through daily, interpersonal interactions.

Students on the St Petersburg summer program will also have the opportunity to participate in excursions to areas such as Moscow, Novgorod, Peterhof, and Pavlovsk.  Evenings are filled with trips to the theatres, ballets, and operas, including the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre of Ballet and Opera.

The Reves Center advisor for the St Petersburg summer program is Molly DeStafney,

Host Institution:
St. Petersburg State University

W&M Faculty:
Robert Mulcahy
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies

Arrival date: June 4, 2015
Departure date:  July 16, 2015

Application ($75):  February 11
Deposit ($500):  March 6
Final payment:  April 1
Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility :
W&M students in good academic standing.

Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply here: Non-WM Summer Program Application Form

1 credit spring 2015 course
Mandatory attendance at program director meetings.
Recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.

Language Requirements:
One semester of college level-Russian is required.  We strongly recommend the applicants to complete at least two semesters of college–level Russian by the time the summer program starts. 

Course Information:
Students earn up to 10 credits through courses in Russian language and culture. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Costs:

2015 program fee: $5,950

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are  available.  

Additional scholarship funds for this program are available:

Tepper Scholarships for Study in Russia and Eastern Europe, please read further:

The Russian and Post-Soviet Program (RPSS) is delighted to announce new merit-based scholarships for students who are applying to study abroad through a College of William & Mary program in Russia or Eastern Europe next summer.  The Tepper Scholarships are competitive grants of up to $2000 for students who have exceptional academic ability and a demonstrated interest in their chosen field.

DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED:  Students must apply by 5 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015 for grants to be used during the summer of that year. Applicants should email a copy of their transcript and a one-page statement (as attachments) discussing their reasons for deciding to study abroad to Professor Elena Prokhorova (   The subject line of the email should read “Tepper Scholarship Application”

A faculty committee will evaluate the applications.  Recipients will be notified by email by February 6, 2015.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.