About the Program
Established in 2004, the Princeton in St. Petersburg Program offers Princeton undergraduates a unique chance to improve their knowledge of Russian language and culture during a two-month summer course in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia.
The Program is organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures with financial support from the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).
The Program is designed for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have successfully completed RUS 101-102.
Admission to the Program
In order to be eligible for the program, students must take the entire sequence of RUS 101-102 and have a B+ grade or higher in RUS 101. In addition, they should have demonstrated seriousness of purpose through excellent class participation and attendance.
Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, University Health Services (with student’s consent) or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive international experience. Decisions on individual applications are made on a case by case basis.
Students who accept a place on a program and then, before the program begins, withdraw or cannot participate because they are no longer enrolled at Princeton will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs. There are no refunds after the start of the program.