SUMMER SCHOOL IN RUSSIAN STUDIES:
Language, history, culture, and politics
During four weeks of July up to 20 international students study Russian language, history, culture, and politics. The Summer School offered by EUSP combines the richness of cultural experience of Saint-Petersburg with professional training in Russian studies. The history of the Russian Empire, the Russian Revolution, and contemporary politics are intimately connected to the city’s magnificent architecture and museums. White nights and vibrant metropolitan culture make up a valuable addition to the academic program.
The Summer School is tuned to the needs of mature undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in Russia. Our goal is to improve their skills in Russian and to advance their understanding of the country’s history, culture, domestic and foreign policy. The program includes intensive Russian as well as classes by the leading EUSP professors taught in English, plus site visits to historical suburbs and to Novgorod, the birthplace of the Russian medieval state. Special connections of EUSP with the Hermitage and the Russian Museum provide opportunities beyond the average tourist experience.
Dates: 4-31 July 2009
• Russian Language and Conversation
• The History of Russia (from Novgorod to Imperial Petersburg)
• The Russian Revolution
• The Culture and Arts of Russia and St. Petersburg
• Russian Politics
• Foreign policy: Russia and the West
The workload of the Summer School corresponds to 6 credit hours, including 3 credits for the language classes and 3 for specialized subjects.
Pushkin, Peterhoff, Novgorod, The Hermitage, Russian Museum, Canal Boat Excursion
EUSP provides lodging to 16 students in its hostel located in downtown St. Petersburg plus a limited number of accommodations with the Russian families.