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CIEE Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

While I had an enriching experience in Russia...

While I had an enriching experience in Russia in general, the CIEE program focused too much on class and not enough on exploring the city, I'm not sure I would recommend it. I wish my courses had incorporated more of St. Petersburg and it's culture.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

This program I would recommend to everyone...

This program I would recommend to everyone remotely interested in the Eastern European culture! It was a fantastic experience.



I would recommend because even the people who didn't know how to behave learned to. I learned a lot of the Russian language in a few weeks. We went to over 30 museums in 6 weeks. Downside was just that I lived a host family in a communist-style apartment building and the water was brown and I slept on a fold-out chair.



And you have to be careful at night -- it is Russia after all. But overall I would recommend this program.