Study Abroad in Russia

Summer Program

St. Petersburg & Moscow 
6 Weeks
May - July 2015

The BGSU Summer Study abroad program is located in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The Moscow part of the program is hosted by the Center for International Education at Moscow State University. The center is internationally renowned for its language and culture programs, including distance education.

Saint Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as a "window to Europe.” Today the city is the cultural capital of modern Russia. It combines Russian heritage and tradition with a distinctly European outlook. In the summer the natural phenomenon of White Nights attracts thousands of tourists, musicians, and artists, who celebrate the most romantic time of the year. The St. Petersburg part of the program ishosted by the Russian Language and Culture Institute at St. Petersburg State University.

View the brochure online

Application deadline: 15 February 2015

Apply here!

Program Features

  • All levels of Russian language
  • Strong cultural history component
  • 6 BGSU semester credit hours
  • Placement, entrance, and exit testing
  • Highly qualified faculty of the Department of Russian Language and Culture
  • BGSU faculty member on site
  • Official certificate of having completed the program
  • Daily excursions to museum, parks, theaters, monuments
  • Homestay or residence hall options

Basic Costs (excluding air fair and personal spending money):

  • Cost of BGSU tuition (6 credits)
  • Room and board and expenses—approx. $1,500
  • BGSU study abroad fee—$50
  • Visa application and mailing—$160 (est.)

2015 cost sheet

Financial Aid 

Students receiving financial aid through BGSU or their home institution can generally apply it to study abroad. For additional information about financial aid and study abroad, see the Education Abroad website.


Bowling Green State University education abroad grants. Information here
Travel grant application form

For more information, please write: 
Timothy Pogacar
phone (419) 372-8028

Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages

Shatzel Hall 103 
Bowling Green State University 
Bowling Green, OH 43403