SRAS 2020 Spring Break: Introduction to Russia

2020 Spring Break: Introduction to Russia

Dates: March 14 – 22, 2020

Application deadline: January 15

Cost: $1650


During this one-week trip, SRAS will introduce students to the places and people of Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Kremlin Tour
SRAS Walking Seminar on the Origins of Modern Russia with SRAS Assistant Director Josh Wilson
Bolshoi Backstage Tour
Socials with Locals – opportunities to meet young Russians for casual interaction
Peter & Paul Fortress , St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum
Catherine’s Palace, Siege Memorial
Festive meals to introduce you to local/regional foods
Optional activities (theater, banya, cooking, peer tutoring – based on group interests)

This trip is great value for students and SRAS will of course be aiming to get them really geared up for further study of Russian and a return to the region for a longer study abroad experience. For those wavering about study abroad location this is a great opportunity to visit the two most popular cities for study abroad in Russia and either decide between the two – or realize that with the major bucket list items checked off, give serious consideration to going further afield to even more immersive locations.

We are aware that not everybody has this week for spring break. We hope to have at least one other spring break period covered next year. In the meantime, we invite small groups to contact us about custom dates.

Feel free to have your students contact us at More information, such as itinerary, inclusions, and group discounts, is posted at the link above. And as always, send us your questions/comments.