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Study Abroad in Russia

May 20 thru June 2, 2020

Study Abroad in Russia

This thirteen-day study abroad program in Russia will provide an opportunity to the participants to experience Russian art first-hand by visiting major art museums and galleries, historic palaces, and amazing cultural attractions.

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students and community members who are interested in the art, culture, history, and traditions of Russia.
  • Students from other colleges and independent travelers who appreciate learning in a community of others are welcome to apply as well.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.
  • All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.


To sign up for the program complete the STLCC study abroad online application, Or contact Chris Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu.

Space is limited to 24 participants. Apply today!

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  • Required: ART:100 Art Appreciation (3 credit hours).
  • Course may be audited.
  • Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park will be scheduled.


The estimated program fee is $3850* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 15 participants.

The program cost includes:

  • Airfare to/from Russia and airport transfers.
  • Russian visa fee and visa processing.
  • Lodging in 4 star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast in hotel and two dinners.
  • Transportation within Russia.
  • English speaking tour guides.
  • Entrance fees to all included attractions.
  • Gratuities for tour guides and included meals.
  • Limited emergency health and travel insurance.

The program does NOT include:

  • STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
  • Passport
  • Gratuities other than specified above
  • Lunches, dinners and snack
  • Independent touring
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Miscellaneous expenses

* This final price may vary due to number of participants, taxes, fees and exchange rate imposed by outside vendors.

Payment Schedule

You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments.

  • Immediate deposit to secure your spot ……$250
  • By Oct 25, 2019 ……………$500
  • By Nov 22, 2019 ……………$600
  • By Dec 20, 2019 ……………$600
  • By Jan 24, 2020 ……………$700
  • By Feb 21, 2020 ……………$700
  • By Mar 18, 2020 ……………$500

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel before October 19, 2019.

Penalties and fees will apply for canceling after February 20, 2020.

No refunds for cancellation on or after March 18, 2020.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption.


Wednesday, May 20
Flight from St. Louis to Moscow

Thursday, May 21
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer to the hotel in a private coach
Hotel check-in
Welcome group dinner
Overnight in Moscow
Meals - Dinner

Friday, May 22
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the Tretyakov Art Gallery
Admission to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Overnight in Moscow
Meals - Breakfast

Saturday, May 23
Breakfast at hotel
Admission and guided tour of the Kremlin
Admission and guided tour of the St. Basil Cathedral
Admission and guided tour of the Red Square
Overnight in Moscow
Meals - Breakfast

Sunday, May 24
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Walk through Old Arbat Stree
Overnight in Moscow
Meals - Breakfast

Monday, May 25
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to train station in a private coach
High-speed train to St. Petersburg
Transfer to the hotel in a private coach
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Tuesday, May 26
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the Hermitage Museum
Admission and guided tour of the Winter Palace
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Wednesday, May 27
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the State Russian Museum
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Thursday, May 28
Breakfast at hotel
Admission and guided tour of the Mikhailovsky Palace
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Friday, May 29
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the Scientific-research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Saturday, May 30
Breakfast at hotel
Admission and guided tour of the Stroganov Palace
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Sunday, May 31
Breakfast at hotel
Admission to the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast

Monday, June 1
Breakfast at hotel
Farewell group dinner
Overnight in St. Petersburg
Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Tuesday, June 2
Breakfast at hotel
Hotel check-out
Transfer to airport in a private coach
Flights to St. Louis
Meals - Breakfast

Faculty Leader

Yingxue Zuo, Professor of Art, has been with STLCC since 1998.  He has taught courses in painting and drawing for over 25 years.  He has led art study abroad programs to China, England, Italy, Prague, Spain, France, Hungary and Austria.

Yingxue received his MFA from Southern Illinois University.  He has participated in 30 solo exhibitions and over 60 group exhibitions. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Ralston Purina, Southwestern Bell, and Hunan Normal University in Changsha, China.  Yingxue has an extensive international academic and personal travel experience.


St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the Administration and/or Board of Trustees of the college for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The college further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the college and the college assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The college is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC, at  314-539-5345.

Contact Information

Yingxue Zuo
Art Professor

Chris Sulincevski
International Programs Coordinator

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