Welcome to SLUH Russian Club 2016-17
Summer In St. Petersburg
The SLUH Russian program offers students studying Russian at the Junior and Senior levels the unique opportunity to spend 16 days immersed in the language, traditions, and culture of contemporary Russia. The program runs the last half of June, and involves an exchange with St. Petersburg Gimnaziya #209, an elite English-intensive school in downtown St. Petersburg. Highlights of the trip include a homestay with a Russian family, daily classes of intensive Russian taught by teachers from the host school, numerous excursions to museums, local places of interest, and a weekend trip to Moscow. The cost for the program this year is $2,400. Usually students participate in their Junior year, and currently 10 Juniors are taking part in the exchange, which is the only one of its kind among all the languages offered at SLUH. Additionally, the program carries course credit, which appears on each student’s SLUH transcript. The exchange provides not only the rewards and excitement that all international travel offers, but also the type of first-hand experience with Russia and Russian that can’t be recreated in the classroom. All this, in one of the most exciting, historically-fascinating, beautiful cities in the world, makes the trip a most memorable experience each year.
Take a look through some photos of previous years' exchanges!
Jr. Bills enjoy the Throne Hall of the Catherine Palace.
The "Changing Of The Guard" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Jr. Bills pose near one of the many fountains at Peterhof, just a quick rocketboat ride across the Gulf of Finland from St. Petersburg.
Looking down the barrel of the "Tsar Pushka" or Tsar's Canon inside the Kremlin.
Jr. Bills pose in front of the gates of the Catherine Palace.
The fountains at Peterhof, a summer palace in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great.
Some SLUH students getting caught in the "Joke" fountains at Peterhof.
The "Savior Tower", one of the many towers of the Kremlin in Moscow.