“Explore St. Petersburg!” Linguistics / Cultural Studies Program with Internship

Experience Stony Brook’s unique Linguistics / Cultural Studies Program with Internship in St. Petersburg – Russia’s cultural center since its creation by Peter the Great in the early 18th Century. This program, founded by SBU Linguistics Prof. John Frederick Bailyn 14 years ago, is housed at St. Petersburg State University, Russia’s oldest university.

“Explore St. Petersburg!” students attend courses in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Media Studies and other topics at an international joint US-Russian summer school where they interact with students from throughout Russia and Europe (classes in English) while studying with renowned professors from across the US and Europe.

The “Explore St. Petersburg!” program also features an Internship for all students through which all participants engage directly with modern St. Petersburg cultural life volunteering with local organizations, doing research, or teaching English, as well as an extensive cultural program. Students become familiar with the city through excursions, films, lectures, and other events.

Students on this program earn 3 to 6 credits; they can fulfill general education as well as some upper-division and major/minor requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • Program Dates: July 1-July 30, 2017
  • Dedicated “Comparative Russia-US Culture” course
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with focus on Linguistic/Cognitive Studies (focus on Formal Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology) and Critical Cultural Studies (focus on Gender Studies and Media Studies)
  • Internship
  • Extensive, interactive cultural program
  • Study and live with students from overseas who are also participating in the international summer school

Application details are available on the Stony Brook summer study abroad page.  Deadline: April 1, 2017