The CIEE program at St. Petersburg State University is a supported enrollment program offered during the fall, spring, and academic year, to students with at least 4 semesters of Russian. The program is intensive and focuses on improving students' Russian language skills. All students live in a homestay with a Russian family.
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The curriculum for this program includes required courses at the appropriate level in:
Students also choose elective courses in Russian literature, history, politics, culture and arts.
Students have the opportunity to participate in volunteer projects organized through a well-developed network of contacts that facilitate integration into Russian society. CIEE also offers a rich cultural program including local and regional excursions, visits to museums and historical sites, and interaction with locals.
To ensure a high level of linguistic growth, students are also paired with peer language partners.
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All students should consult the OGP eligibility page to ensure that they meet all specific academic requirements for each school (CC, GS, SEAS) to study abroad.
There is a two-part application process for this program: an internal Columbia approval process called 'clearance' and an external admission application submitted directly to this program. Click "Start an Application" above for instructions and to begin.
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline
Decision Date & Deadline Note
Admissions decisions for Columbia Programs will be sent approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Columbia students applying to external programs should check with the program itself for an admissions timeline.
** Internal Columbia deadlines may be different from program application deadlines. Be sure to check with your chosen program or school to confirm any external deadlines.