Each and every arrival day of St. Petersburg HSE Summer School starts with an Orientation Session (always on Monday mornings — no later than 10 a.m.) where the Summer School Team will put you in the picture about the schedule, extracurricular activities, and all kinds of need-to-be-done things. The course(s) end up with a Closing Ceremony (always on Friday evenings — no earlier than 5 p.m.) where students are given their certificates and transcripts of records.
We do not want you to miss the beginning and the end of the course(s), therefore we ask you to take the information about the events mentioned above into consideration when you are buying your tickets.
During the summer school you will be also invited to join extracurricular activities organised by the Summer School Team and our students from ESN Section.
Last but not least: beware that St. Petersburg in summer time is just splendid. The city will tempt you to wander through its cobblestone streets and squares, visit innumerable museums, gardens, and cathedrals, and feast at the outdoor restaurants. Despite all this, we strongly do not recommend skipping the classes you signed for — attendance makes a great deal of sense for completion of your course(s).