Once you’re in St Petersburg, it won’t be long before you understand why the Tsars favoured this fascinating city, known as ‘Venice of the North’. If you choose to learn Russian in St Petersburg, you’re certain to experience something unique, no matter what time of year. Take a Russian course in St Petersburg in June or July, and see the famous Beliye Nochi (White Nights), when the sun never sets. Alternatively, study Russian at our school in the winter, and see the city in snow – an unforgettable and beautiful sight. St Petersburg is a city where art and daily life merge – learn Russian in St Petersburg, and touch the real Russia.
We actually have two Russian language schools in St Petersburg. The first is located in the city’s historic centre, and can be combined with our school in Moscow as a ‘multi-stay’ option. Our other school in St Petersburg is also located very centrally. To learn more about our St Petersburg (Historic Centre) school, read on. Alternatively, learn more about our other school in St Petersburg.
Our Russian language school is located in St Petersburg’s historic centre, just a short walk from Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’s main avenue, and one of the best known streets in Russia. Our school has 15 well-equipped classrooms, a self-access centre, a cafeteria, free Internet access and wireless zones. Our school in St Petersburg is passionate about helping our students become familiarised as quickly as possible with Russian culture and daily life. You can arrange excursions, book theatre tickets and make onward travel reservations at the booking desk in our school.
You can choose from a range of Russian courses in St Petersburg, all taught by fully-qualified and experienced native Russian teachers. Our most popular Russian course is the Standard Course, comprising 20 lessons/week. This course is intensive enough to allow good progress, and leaves plenty of time to explore the city in the afternoons.
If possible, you should familiarise yourself with the Russian Cyrillic alphabet before you arrive at our school in St Petersburg (Historic Centre), as this will help you make good progress once you start your course.
To really immerse yourself in the Russian language and culture, stay with one of our carefully selected Russian host families. All our host families live in St Petersburg, and offer half board (2 meals/day). Staying with a host family is the perfect way to practise speaking Russian and to learn about daily life – you’ll soon feel like a native Piterbyrzhets (Petersburger)!
You can also choose from a range of other accommodation options including shared student apartments, hotel and private apartment accommodation.
All students studying Russian in our school in St Petersburg benefit from a free guided tour of the city and Friday cocktails (usually every second week). Our school also offers an extensive cultural program, including a visit to the Hermitage museum, a complex of 6 unforgettable buildings, with the Tsar’s Winter Palace at its heart. Our school also arranges excursions to Peterhof, the ‘Russian Versailles’, and to the mysterious Yusupov Palace, site of Rasputin’s dramatic murder. Russian is spoken on all excursions to help you to learn quickly.
Spending an academic year in St Petersburg is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Russian language and establish lasting friendships. You can choose from our Standard Course or Intensive course.
If you want to explore Russia whilst you learn the Russian language, a Multi-stay Course is the ideal choice! Just pay for one Russian language course, and divide your time between our schools in St Petersburg (Historic Centre) and Moscow. This is a perfect way to experience the historic and modern sides of the country.
Fly to St Petersburg airport. A one-way airport transfer (on weekends) is included free-of-charge for students who book a course and accommodation.