UofSC's International Business exchange program in Russia is designed to help students
build business competence in a Russian environment and gain firsthand knowledge of
Russian culture. The program is located in St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest
city. International Business students will take courses in St. Petersburg University's
Graduate School of Management.
Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, courses taught in English
Requirements:junior standing; International Business major
Students will pay in-state tuition and fees for this program. Cost for accommodation
in the student housing facility is approximately $75 per 31 days. Other expenses including
meals, books, and independent travel can range from $3,700 to $5,000 depending on
the individual student.
Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation
and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Study Abroad Office
for more details.
UofSC students studying at St. Petersburg State University are required to live in
on-campus residence halls. Students pay in-state tuition and fees to USC. Room and
board costs are paid to the host institution. The rooms are shared between 2-3 students.
In the spring, classes begin in February and end in July.
Students are strongly recommended to participate in the "Introduction Period." During
the Introduction Period, students will participate in a tour around the university
and participate in a Russian language crash course. There is also a concurrent social
and cultural program.
It is mandatory to have a student visa while studying St. Petersburg State University.
An official invitation from St. Petersburg State University is required to apply for
a visa. The process of issuing an invitation takes four weeks. Students may only request
a 90-day Russian student visa with a single entry. Upon arriving in Russiaa, students
are officially enrolled in courses, after whhich students can apply for a multiple-entry
visaa. This extension n process can take 5 weeks. Students should not plan to travel
during this period.