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Cultural Programme

Summer in the UNESCO World Heritage

Vibrant and fascinating all year round, the City of Peter the Great becomes truly mesmerizing during the summer months. Get ready to enjoy the luminous white nights on the banks of Neva! This summer is definitely a good time to plan a visit to Saint-Petersburg, as it will be one of the Host Cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup. If sports events are just not your thing, you can always enjoy a classy ballet in Mariinsky, stroll through wonderful Summer Gardens or casually drop to Imperial Hermitage Museum. Whatever you are looking for — this city will surely have it.

All students are invited to take part the Summer Schools' cultural programme:

  • Boat Trip and Welcome Dinner
A boat trip through the canals is a perfect way to get acquainted with the city and get to know your future classmates, while having dinner and enjoying some stunning views. 
  • Guided Walking Tour

As the ‘cultural capital’ of Russia, St Petersburg is also known for its contribution to alternative scene. This tour will show you a very different side of this city: legendary bars, art-spaces, bookshops and record stores, that witnessed the birth of Russian rock culture. 

  • Evening of Cultures

To learn the world and get to know each other better you are welcome to share your national food, music, dances - and local students would acquaint you with Russian traditions. We encourage all the participants to bring their national/local foods/snacks/dishes, and present their contries. 

Extra Options

  • Day Trip to Peterhof

Former capital of imperial Russia, Saint Petersburg has a lot to offer to history lovers. Participants of our summer school can see Peterhof - the residence of Russian monarchs, surrounded by amazing gardens.

  • Day Trip to Pushkin

A trip to Tsarskoe Selo, a former residence of the imperial family, includes visiting Catherine's Palace where you can see famous Amber room. The Imperial Lyceum will show you how its first graduates, including Alexander Pushkin, were educated in 19th century.