Update December 8th
The deadline for Study Abroad St. Petersburg has been extended to
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 noon.
Spring Break 2017 (April 7 – 16)
Join professors Carol Davis and James Martin to learn about St. Petersburg, one of the world’s greatest cities known as the center of Russia’s cultural expression, through its rich literature, music and history. The arts have always served as symbols of the culture and as forums for the conscience of its people.
Learn about the father of Russian Literature, Alexander Pushkin, who lived and died in St. Petersburg, where there are statues of him all over the city and where schools are named after him. Visit the locations where his poetry, plays, and stories took place.
See the story “The Overcoat” come to life in the scene where the ghost of Nikolai Gogol’s protagonist haunts Nevskii Prospekt, St. Pete’s major thoroughfare. We’ll read this story, walk along Nevskii and the canals that intersect it to understand why this story is integral to how Russia views itself as a country.
Visit the building where the hero of Dostoevsky’s novel
Crime and Punishment killed the old woman in the Sadovaya neighborhood. The scene is so vivid to readers that tourists knock on the apartment door, as if the character had been a real person. And visit the prison where the author Dostoevsky himself was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress.
St. Petersburg (Leningrad) was the setting of 20th century Russian history
— from Lenin’s return to Russia at Finland Station, Tsar Nicholas’ abdication, through WWII and the Blockade of Leningrad. All of these historical events are explored through literature. Tour the house of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, who chronicled the triumphs and defeats in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Program Excursions
Global Studies 35 – Field Studies Abroad – St Petersburg Russia – 1 unit
Students will study the works of some of the greatest Russian writers: Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Akhmatova and Nabokov and tour the city that was the setting for many of these great works of literature. Students will also listen to and learn about the music of some of Russia’s greatest composers such as Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich as well the Finish composer Sibelius. A reading list will be supplied prior to the trip and there will be one class session on campus prior to departure.
St. Petersburg Program Details
Includes round-trip airfare from LAX to St. Petersburg, in country ground transportation, accommodation, cultural excursions per itinerary, and mandatory iNext medical insurance.
Program fee: First deposit of $1000 due Friday November 14, 2016
Balance due Tuesday Dec 13, 2016
$46 resident tuition
$335 non-resident tuition
International Education Center will register you for class before program departure. You must pay tuition before departure.
Wednesday February 1, 2017
Breakfast included daily
Budget for $40 per day ($320) for lunch and dinner
Total Estimated Costs
Personal spending money
Passport (new – if you do not have a current passport)
Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of a new passport
Scholarship-Update: Scholarships are closed.
SMC Global Citizenship Scholarships available up to $1,000.
US Citizens/Permanent Residents need to apply for FAFSA to determine eligibility. F-1 students also eligible (no FAFSA).
Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks, Money Order and Credit Cards* (3% transaction fee on credit card payments)
Dates to Remember
Thursday Nov 10th 11-15 -12:30
Monday Nov 14th 11:15-12:a5 BUS 256
Tuesday October 18th 11:15 – 12: 30 Drescher Hall
Tuesday October 25th 11:15 – 12: 30 HSS 153
Friday October 28th 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm HSS 154
Application Deadlines and Payments
Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Initial Deposit to reserve space – $1000 due Friday November 4, 2016
Balance due Thursday Dec 13, 2016
Complete online application
Apply early to reserve your space!
SMC Global Citizenship Scholarship
Last day to meet with Financial Aid Manager Stacy Neal Monday, Nov 28, 2016
Notification of scholarship amount by Thursday, December 1, 2016
Scholarship may not be used toward initial deposit
Friday, November 4, 2016
Online Study Abroad application
Overseas Release Form
Medical Release Form
Be a current SMC student and take the offered course. If you are not currently an SMC student, you may
All participants must be 18 years old by December 8, 2016.
Have a valid passport by
Friday, November 4, 2016.
All participants regardless of nationality will need a visa to visit Russia. Details on the process to secure a visa will be provided once final deposits are collected. The cost of the visa will be $278. This cost is in addition to program fee of $2950 as described above.
Pay all program fees and tuition by the deadline. If you are a financial aid recipient, check with the Financial Aid office about using financial aid to your tuition and fees.