Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, commonly referred to as SPbSUE, is one of the largest universities not only in St Petersburg, but in northwest Russia overall (recently merging with FINEK and ENGECON). The university has 11 regional campuses and over 38,000 students. The university has a particular focus on service and was chosen by the Russian Government as the head University for providing secondary vocational and higher education in the spheres of tourism and hospitality business.
Saint Petersburg, the former capital of Imperial Russia, is the second largest city in Russia and is often referred to as the cultural capital. The city, which is a major port to the Baltic Sea, is a major European cultural center and home to a large number of international corporations, foreign consulates, and art museums, including the largest art museum in the world, the Hermitage.
Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1
Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1
Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Copy of valid passport
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
SPbSUSE does currently provide on-campus housing for students in the center of St. Petersburg. Students are instructed to indicate their preferred type of housing when they complete and submit the application form. There are two dormitories on campus that accommodate exchange students. Both double and single rooms are available and will vary in price accordingly. SPbSUE also arranges pick-up from the airport and rail/bus stations - please contact their international office with your arrival information to arrange pick-up.
The fall semester runs from early September to late January; the spring semester runs from early February to late June. As SPbSUE's fall semester runs into January, students wishing to study abroad in Russia for the fall term will have to take their exams early, in order to return to UNF in time for the start of the spring term.
At this time, SPbSUSE offers basic Russian language courses. Please speak with the study abroad advisor to arrange these courses.
Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).
Ms. Natalia Dorofeeva
St. Petersburg State University of Economics
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