Location: Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
Trip Dates: May 13-June 2, 2013
Villanova University Pre-Departure Coursework: May 13-17, 2013
Trip Overseas: May 18-June 2, 2013
PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED!
PLEASE SPEAK WITH DR. BRIKER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
This 3 week, 3-credit program provides an introduction into the richness of Russian culture including history, folklore and customs, fine arts, architecture, theater, and religion. Students will live in two of the world's most fascinating cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Lectures, guest presentations, and discussions will be supplemented by daily excursions. Students will follow in the footsteps of Russia's historical figures and favorite literary characters.
All students will enroll in Russian 3412: Russian Culture in Context. The course is taught in English by Dr. Boris Briker, Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies. Knowledge of Russian language is not required for this course. The course fulfills one elective toward the Russian Area Concentration Program and a Diversity III requirement.
Program is only available to Villanova University students.
Location, Housing and Meals
Students live in a student dormitory and take meals in restaurants and cafes in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Students will take part in daily excursions to museums, churches, monasteries, theaters, and country estates. There will also be trips to the summer palaces of Russian rulers in the cities of Pushkin and Pavlovsk and trips to Russia's medieval cities of Suzdal and Vladimir.
May 13-June 2: Program Dates
May 13-17: Villanova University Pre-Departure Coursework
May 18-June 2: Trip Overseas
Students will spend approximately one week in Moscow followed by one week in St. Petersburg.