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  • Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

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    The Cuba-Russia Connection invites you to an intensive introduction to the history, culture, politics, and economies of two fascinating countries that have played important strategic and often interrelated roles in US foreign policy. We will study these countries from the perspective of cultural diplomacy, learning how each uses its cultural assets for diplomacy and economic gain. 

    During the course of this program, you will spend twelve days in Cuba, followed by three weeks in Russia. Extend your stay by four additional weeks for intensive Russian as a Second Language.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Havana, Cuba;
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Diplomacy, History, International Relations
  • Spring Break 2020: Introduction to Russia

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    Join SRAS for Spring Break in Russia! We will take you on a one-week grand introduction to modern Russia, its history, and its impressive culture. Follow knowledgable guides through the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Sample and learn more about the local and regional cuisines. Meet your local peers in both cities to talk about what life on the ground is really like. You'll tour world-class theaters, see a wide variety of art and architecture, and see the places where both local and world history was made. This spring break experience is for anyone with an interest in Russia and its current place in the world.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Location:
    Moscow, Russia;
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring Break
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Business & Economics, History
  • St. Petersburg and Moscow: Workshop for Museum Professionals

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    This two-week workshop for museum professionals is truly a unique and high-value experience. Elena Varshavskaya, who has led our art history and museum studies program in St. Petersburg for over 10 years, invites museum professionals to join her for two weeks of extensive exploration of the museums of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Peterhof, and Novgorod, meeting curators, restorers, educators, and others.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Continuing Education, Museum Studies
  • St. Petersburg: Comparative Media Studies - Photojournalism

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    Social media, state media, fake news, and bias are all part of the new global media environment. This course will seek to show students how to create quality journalism and to critically analyze journalism as media consumers. 

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    International Relations, Journalism, Russian Language
  • St. Petersburg: Language and Society

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    Russian as a Second Language is at the core of this program and during the academic year is combined with a range of electives taught in English on culture, history, politics, economics, finance, marketing, and more. Several courses focus on the intersection of these subjects: how the economy affects the arts and the role of cultural movements within society. An extensive cultural program and a weekend trip to Moscow is included. You'll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on Russia for your future career in government, business, or academia.

     

     

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Hospitality/Tourism, International Relations, Law, Literature, Russian Language, Sociology, Sustainability
  • St. Petersburg: The Art and Science of Museums

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    How can cultural and historical heritage be best preserved and transmitted? To answer this question, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hermitage Museum, and explore a plethora of others including educational museums at schools of higher learning, scientific museums, museums of ethnography, memorial apartment museums, literary museums, political history museums, and more.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Art & Art History, Museum Studies
  • St. Petersburg: The Changing Energy Landscape

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    What is the future of global energy security? How can countries work effetively within institutional frameworks to help meet the energy needs of their societies and economies? How will decarbonization efforts, recent oil price fluctuations, and sanctions affect Russian energy development and global energy security? This course will examine all these issues and more through classroom discussions, guest speakers, case studies, and practical field trips.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Energy Studies, Environmental Studies, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russian Language, Sustainability