Accommodations and Itinerary


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.

2014 Itinerary

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

Other Activities

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.

Students in the dining hall.

Rock Concert at Vozduch

Students involved in the Russian Language Study Tour

Student holding a flag

Students dancing