Summer Programs - Russia

Dear Applicants for the Yale Summer Session in St. Petersburg Program,
 
Due to the ongoing Ukraine/Russia conflict, the St. Petersburg program will be running entirely on the Yale campus in New Haven this summer. This decision was made in accordance with Yale’s Travel Policy, which includes the following U.S. Department of State Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory for Russia: “Do not travel to Russia due to the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19 and related entry restrictions, terrorism, limited flights into and out of Russia, and the arbitrary enforcement of local law.”
 
We are reviewing applications and will send admission decisions shortly. If admitted, you will receive further information about how the program will run in New Haven, including financial considerations.  At that time, you may continue with the program in its revised form on campus, or you may withdraw from the program. In order to ensure that students and instructors will be able to plan effectively, the decision to run the program on campus is not subject to change.
 
Unfortunately, we are not able to move your application to another YSS Program Abroad. For Yale students, a non-Yale study abroad program to another location might still be possible. You can search for programs in our database, apply directly to the program, and then submit an application for credit by April 1.  Vassar students should check directly with their Study Abroad Office for other possibilities.
 
Best wishes,
Yale Study Abroad