Bard–Smolny Study Abroad Program

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Welcome

About the Bard-Smolny Program

Designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Russian or more (including heritage speakers), the Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg offers a rich academic environment for students from North American colleges and universities who wish to study in Russia for a semester, summer, or full academic year. 

An Invitation to Study in Russia

If you are looking for a challenging environment in which to pursue your academic studies while advancing your Russian language skills, we invite you to consider studying at Smolny College in St. Petersburg—Russia’s first liberal arts college. By choosing the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program, you will become part of a dynamic, innovative, and ambitious undertaking in international liberal education.