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Housing

The majority of students stay with a Russian host in a homestay. There are also limited single rooms available at a hostel in downtown Saint Petersburg. Before departure, you’ll submit your housing preferences in a questionnaire.

Homestay

This option means having your own room in a Russian family’s private home. All hosts have experience sharing their homes with exchange students. Your hosts will help you get to know the local culture, find your way, and answer questions you have as you explore the city. All homes are comfortable and offer familiar amenities. The Soviet-era apartment buildings have modern, up-to-date interiors that create a warm and cozy environment.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (breakfast and dinner daily, lunch on weekends)

Live with

  • Local residents

Commute

Depending on your homestay location, you can expect a typical commute of 45-60 minutes with a combination of walking and public transportation (metro, bus, trolleybus, tram).

Hostel

The hostel is located in downtown Saint Petersburg. Each floor has a shared bathroom and large, communal kitchen where you can cook your own meals. There are limited private rooms.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International travelers

Commute

The hostel is 30 minutes from classes with a combination of walking and public transportation (metro, bus, trolleybus, tram).