The Georgia Tech-SPbSTU Russian Scholarship and academic study abroad program is our capstone abroad experience for students completing one of our majors in Russian or the International Plan in Russian. The scholarship covers all tuition and dormitory fees for Georgia Tech students studying abroad at Peter the Great St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. Students live with Russian-speaking students and take advanced Russian and an individualized schedule of regular university courses (disciplines include mechanical engineering, international affairs, history, computer science, bioengineering, and many others). Students completing this program have the opportunity to study and collaborate with Russian peers and can achieve professional-quality language skills.
The Russian Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) Program provides nine weeks of intensive advanced language study for students who have completed at least RUSS 2002 or the equivalent. Students live in homestays with native-speaking families in the cities of Riga, Latvia, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Separate coursework is offered at both the 3rd-year and 4th-year levels and also includes a lecture course, with lectures in English, discussion, and a research project in Russian, on “Contemporary Russia.” A cultural program includes site visits to Russian companies and an overnight trip to Moscow.
Students just starting Russian can participate in the "Spring Track" Summer Intensive Russian Program. This program provides the opportunity for students to study abroad for nine weeks over the summer in Riga, Latvia, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Students live in homestays with native-speaking families and cover three semesters of material at the intermediate level. Students prepare for the trip either by taking RUSS 1001 with an additional contact hour in Spring or by taking RUSS 1001 and 1002 in Fall and Spring. All place into RUSS 3001 upon return. The cultural program includes an overnight trip to Moscow. Take RUSS 1001 in spring and study in Riga and St. Petersburg that summer!