Study Russian in Saint Petersburg, Russia's gorgeous second city on the Neva River delta.
With its numerous monuments, palaces, museums, parks and elegant streets, Saint Petersburg is a city that charms its visitors with its beauty and style. The city was designed and built by some of the best architects from Italy, France and Holland, giving it a distinctly European feel. In fact, the city is so attractive that its centre and the Neva River bank have both been named UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of the most enjoyable ways to explore this picturesque city is by taking a boat trip along the many canals that led Goethe to name the city the 'Venice of the North'.
St Petersburg is renowned for its art and culture. Here you can find some of the most famous work of art from around the world in the incredible Hermitage museum, and enjoy the world-class Russian Ballet and opera in the Mariinsky Theatre. If it's more contemporary culture you are interested in, the Erarta Museum has an incredible selection of modern Russian art and there is an exciting underground art and music scene developing.
In the summer, the sun barely dips below the horizon giving the city incredibly long summer evenings (known as white nights). During this time, the city is buzzing with festivals and parties that last all night.