Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Weeks and Fixers (20-21 June)

We are here, we are learning on our feet, and we have, in the past week, survived quite a bit. From fashion emergencies, through public transportation adventures, all the way to unreliable weather reports and border patrol, the country that … Continue reading

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Scarlet Sails Festival (18-19 June)

Graduation holiday celebrated in June.  In St. Petersburg, all students celebrate and go out to see the big tall sailing ship Shtandardt with scarlet color sails on the Neva river.  It is a St. Petersburg holiday. We went to see … Continue reading

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We are taking a city tour of St. Petersburg (June 18)

The City Tour Hop On/Hop Off bus is a great way to get an overview of the city’s major sights. We took a bus tour of St. Petersburg today on this double decker.  It took us down Nevskii Prospekt, across … Continue reading

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Classes Begin (June 17)

We started our Russian classes today.  This is the building where we have our classes: The Department of Philology of St. Petersburg University.  In the 18th century this building was the palace of Peter the Second.  Now it is one … Continue reading

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Sting’s Concert on Palace Square (June 16)

Tonight we went to Sting’s concert on the Palace Square right next to the Winter Palace. A lot of people and fun 🙂

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William and Mary Students Arrive to St. Petersburg (15-16 June).

On June 15th William and Mary students have arrived safely to St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is our program’s tenth summer in Russia.  William and Mary has signed an agreement with St. Petersburg University back in 2001. Вот это да! 🙂 … Continue reading

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