St. Petersburg State University
Core language instruction in the form of group classes and individualized tutorials takes place at the Russian Language and Culture Institute (former Special Department of Philology) at St. Petersburg State University, located in the city center on the Neva embankment close to the University's main campus on Vasilievsky Island. Established by Peter the Great in 1724, the University has since remained one of the world’s foremost centers of learning. Currently 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students study in the University’s 21 departments, of which many are internationally renowned.
Russian Language and Culture Institute is a subdivision of the University's Department of Philology and Arts. It offers Russian language programs to international students. Thus, all Department’s programs are designed for students with different language skills and professional needs. The SpecialDepartment of Philology is a member of the Russian Society of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL) and International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL).