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 11 depart Minneapolis for Russia
June 12 arrive St. Petersburg
June 12-14 sightseeing in St. Petersburg
night train to Petrozavodsk
June 15 meet host families
June 16--July 4
Intensive Language Classes, Excursions
July 6 night train to Moscow
July 7-9 sightseeing in Moscow
July 10 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. There are formal and informal meetings with young people, professors and representatives from the community during which students may practice their Russian. There are also plenty of opportunities to attend cultural and athletic events.