Students are housed in private homes or apartments with students from Petrozavodsk State University and have lunch in a student cafeteria, providing 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 14 depart Minneapolis or Seattle for Russia
June 15-17 sightseeing in St. Petersburg
June 17 depart on night train to Petrozavodsk
June 18 arrive Petrozavodsk, meet host families
June 20-July 8 coursework in Petrozavodsk
Intensive Language Classes, Excursions
July 10 depart on night train to Moscow
July 11-13 sightseeing in Moscow
July 13 depart Moscow for US
*Itinerary subject to minor changes
Students tour Moscow and St. Petersburg, and participate in numerous outings in the region around Petrozavodsk, including the island of Kizhi. Through formal and informal meetings with their Russian peers, 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.