Arrival: August 04-05
Classes: August 6-24
Departure:: August 25-26
Duration: 3 weeks of studies at SPbPU + 1 week of distance learning
Ects credits: 6
Within the "Open your Mind to Russia" Summer school module you will gain the knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit the “Baltika” brewery company, while extra academic activities will bring you into inner life of the Russian Cultural Capital.
1) DOING BUSINESS IN RUSSIA (ECTS: 1.5)
This course is aimed at giving students information about business environment in Russia as a whole, major markets and industries, main investors, at explaining the major trends of Russia’s political, economic and social development.
2) RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION (ECTS: 0.5)
The course’s main goal is to give students a coherent knowledge of Russia’s historical background relevant to its realities of the last decades, to analyze the major lines of the country’s transformation theory and features of its practical implementation at the last stages of the Communist experiment and post-Communist chaotic dismantlement of the country, to disclose and evaluate achievements and failures of ultra-liberal recipes for the post-Communist modernization and its most prominent features, thus contributing for better understanding of Russia’s present stage of development.
3) RUSSIAN LANGUAGE (ECTS: 1.5)
Students are divided into groups depending on the entrance test results. By the end of the course students should improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students will be able to improve their understanding of Russian native speakers (in the bounds of the covered lexical and grammar material); to maintain dialogues on particular topics using words and grammar studied.