Study Abroad in St Petersburg--one week until deadline

Study Abroad in St Petersburg--one week until deadline

Only one week until registration deadline! Only one seat left!!

“Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions in St. Petersburg,” will be offered by the iSchool from May 25-June 8, 2012.

The two-week course will explore unique and innovative libraries and information services in modern Russia in their historical and cultural context. The course will be offered during the festive and magical White Nights season, when the sun hardly sets.

Students will take private tours and attend lectures at major institutions, including Peterhof, the Hermitage, Pushkin (Tsar’s Village), Pushinskiii Dom (one of the most important literary archives of Russia), the Library of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, the National Library of Russia, Mayakovsky Central City Library, and other sites of cultural and national importance.

More information about the course is available on the registration Web site:

DATES: May 25 to June 8, 2012. Students will meet as a group at the University of Maryland on May 25 and 26 and leave for Russia on May 27.

COSTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS: The student fee is $2,875, which includes lodging, breakfasts and 5 dinners, some transportation within and around St. Petersburg, admission fees for all course-related activities, and insurance. It does not include airfare, expenses during the pre-departure phase at the University of Maryland, or the cost of obtaining a visa.

Registration will close February 15, 2012, or as soon as the course is filled. When the course fills, other applicants will be put on a waitlist.

Questions? Please contact Trudi Bellardo Hahn,