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Smolny College (Bard)

St Petersburg's sky, courtesy of City break Tours

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Smolny College (Bard)


Program terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Direct University Enrollment
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
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In this program, students directly enroll at Smolny College of St. Petersburg State University. Students choose courses from Smolny's course catalog and also participate in an intensive Russian as a Second Language curriculum.

Envisioned as a "Window to the West," the city is filled with golden palaces, pastel-colored mansions, and landscaped parks, gardens, and canals. Students either live with a Russian-speaking family and immerse themselves in the language and culture, or in a student hostel. 

Eligible students will have taken four semesters of college-level Russian.

For more information, visit program homepage.

Fact Sheet

Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: Russian
Language prerequisite: Yes
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: St Petersburg's sky, courtesy of City break Tours


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