You have chosen our internship program and added the language courses. Do you feel like you need something else? We offer a variety of activities that contribute to the immersion in the Russian culture: make new friends and focus all your forces on professional development.
2-way airport transfer - 50 €
Accommodation search – 100 €
Issuing the invitation for visa – starting from 70 €. Price depends on the visa type, urgency and nationality. To request about the price please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information site-set (local sim-card, tourist and city information, pocket Metro map, 1-months transport ticket) – 55 €
Student ID – 40 € (it allows you to get special discounts in museums, public transport and trains, theaters, etc.)
Courses & Trainings
|Name||Description||Price & Duration|
|Russian literature of the 20th century – silver age||
The course is devoted to specific trends in Russian art and literature, such as modernism and the avant-garde (Mayakovskij, Akhmatova, etc) Minimum required level A 2.2.
10 hours per week
|The golden age of Russian literature||
The course is devoted to creative work of great Russian poets, writers and artists who lived in the 19th century (Pushkin, Dostoevskij, etc) Minimum required level A 2.2.
10 hours per week
The course gives an insight into the national Russian traditions through folk stories and fairytales. Minimum required level A 2.2.
10 hours per week
|Russian through films||
Learn Russian vocabulary and grammar in a relaxing and interactive way watching soviet and modern Russian films
10 hours per week
|Russian for tourism industry||
This course is geared towards the needs of people who are involved in the tourism industry. Minimum required level A 2.2.
10 hours per week
|How to find yourself in Russia?||
Get the most affective instruments of immersion into Russian business environment. Training consists of 3 main blocks:
60€ per block (3 hours) or 165€ per all training (9 hours)
- Excursion package
- Tours to the rooftops of St. Petersburg
- Folk Art workshops and Craft lessons
- Dostoevsky and Revolution of 1917
- Yards of Saint-Petersburg
- Peter & Paul Fortress
- Express-guide through antique & flea markets
- Bicycle tour
- Russian language tour
- Unique dacha, banya and cooking experience
- Metro Palaces
- Tour through the Soviet era + Soviet style lunch
- Princesses & Palaces Tour
- Intrigue & Murder in St. Petersburg
- Russian cooking class
Get acquainted with St. Petersburg on a tour of its rivers and waterways, and see the city's ornate architecture from a different angle.
This guided boat tour provides a unique opportunity to cruise along the countless number of rivers and channels of the city including the River Neva, Fontanka River, and River Moika. Find out why St. Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North and how, like the Italian city, St. Petersburg boasts amazing buildings, magnificent museums, and a vibrant lifestyle.
Designed as the gateway of a strong naval empire, St. Petersburg is located on more than 40 islands in the delta of the Neva River. More than 70 rivers and canals run through the city, crossed by more than 400 bridges. From your comfortable boat, see granite embankments, palaces, mansions, cathedrals, and other architectural masterpieces including the drawbridges of the mighty Neva River.
The day route passes the very heart of the city and makes 15 stops. You will fly past the mansions of Nevsky Prospekt, you will plunge into the history of numerous houses of the main street of the city. You will get to know the secrets and mysteries of imperial court, will penetrate into backstage life of famous citizen, enjoy thrilling stories, connected with our city. Our buses will lead you to interesting journey through the main sights of St.-Petersburg and watch all the glitter and beauty of the Northern Venice.
Depending on your experience and wishes we will choose one of the fascinating suburbs of Saint-Petersburg and arrange an excursion there. St. Petersburg's most famous suburban attractions are the fabulous parks and palaces built as summer residences by generations of Romanov Tsars. Explore two centuries of history and architectural grandeur at St. Petersburg's magnificent Imperial estates: Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Gatchina, Lomonosov are
You will be invited to one of the theatres of Saint-Petersburg for some very nice performance, spectacular, opera or ballet.
- Rivers and canals tour.
- Hop-on hope-off city bus tour.
- Trip to the suburbs.
- Going to the theatre.
Coming to the city you always discover it from the inside. Have you ever dreamed to see it from above? Just imagine, your dream can come true!
Exciting roof excursions! You will see a beautiful panoramic views of the city center with an experienced guide (so-called roofer). The most interesting and beautiful parts of Saint-Petersburg could be seen from the very height of the city. The views from the places the guide will take you to are really stunning. You will be able to see the sunset and sunrise, this amazing view will stay forever in your memory. You will also learn interesting facts about the history of the buildings.
More than that it is possible to make a professional photo-shot!
This tour is unique and safe, even during the cold season, when it takes place on a flat, completely safe roof. You will have an opportunity to see many attractions: Fontanka river, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and others.
With ProfIntern you can try many different master classes of traditional Russian folk art - Matryishka doll painting, pottery, Russian folk song, dance, etc.
In his novels, Dostoevsky portrays a city of slums, dives and brothels. The city embodies the social injustice which his characters rebel against. How the works of the great Russian novelist influenced the revolutionary movement?
As a young man Dostoevsky was sent to Siberia for participating in the revolutionary circles. Later on, however, he became a prominent opponent of the revolutionaries. To recreate the atmosphere of the capital of the Tsar, where small groups of intelligentsia paved the way for revolution, we will follow the steps of the protagonists of Dostoevsky’s novel.
For all literature buffs, it is a must — it’s the classic Crime and Punishment tour.
Walking in the footsteps of the protagonist of the novel, the student Raskolnikov, as he was heading to kill two innocent women, we are going to sneak a look into the everyday life of the townsfolk of Dostoevsky’s times and explore the large area of tenement houses around Sennaya Square, known in English as the Hay Market.
The tour is a pleasant 2-hour walk with several stops at the places described in the famous novel.
Have you ever dreamed about the incredible and exciting experiences?
If you want to see the city with no central avenues, and look into the secret corners of the St. Petersburg patios, walk along this thoroughfare, then this tour is for you.
You will feel the spirit of the city, looking at vintage parade. Spiral staircases, vintage patterns, moldings and stained glass .. all this is hidden from view.
We walk through his veins — thoroughfare, which are fraught with many unexpected surprises. The reverse side of Petersburg tells much more than front facade. Convoluted, unclear, dilapidated, decorated or Neglected neighborhood residents tell the story of the city for what it is, gritty.
Get acquainted with St. Petersburg on a tour of its rivers and waterways
When Peter the Great founded the city of St.Petersburg in 1703, the very first building commissioned was the Peter and Paul Fortress. From 1721, the fortress housed part of the city’s garrison and also served as a high security political jail. In the middle of the fortress stands the impressive Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Emperesses.
This is the express-guide tour through the antique & flea markets of Saint-Petersburg with a consultation and some cute funny stories. You will start early in the morning at Udelnaja railway station where people sell their goods, then you will have a ride to another metro station, have lunch and after that make a quick trip through 5-7 antique shops with a very good priсes and interesting rare objects. Between all these activities your guide will tell you some stories about SP, Peter the Great and architecture or you can chat about design and styling.
- many antique and flea points in a short period of time
- consultation with the professional decorator
- you will be helped not to be deceived by a seller.
- you will be helped to cut the price
- pleasure company and some city history
During this amazing tour you will be guided through the most important sights of historical center of the city. You will know more about the city's past and present, you will see both popular touristic places and hidden yards and small streets of old city.
Put on comfortable warm clothes and boots!
Rent of bicycle is not included in the price! It is 250 rub per 2 hours
During this walk you will be able to learn several basic Russian words and expressions.
If you wish, the tour can also include these parts:
- A very short public transport survival guide (it may be useful if you haven't learned Russian before your program— main problem with public transport is that most passengers and staff don't speak English and all the signs are in Cyrillic);
- Quick and easy Cyrillic reading course (we can make it over coffee; you may need it because all street sings are also in Cyrillic);
- Practical language tasks in the city (I'll show you how to buy coffee from cafe or goods from small shops and you can practice Russian communication in the safe environment — I'll be there to help you in case of difficulties:)));
- Short history of Russian language and Cyrillic script.
Please note that the lesson takes place in a cafe, so you'll need to pay for your drink (it is not included in the price of the tour).
This tour is for people who would like to see what Russian dachas are like, try homemade Russian food and experience an authentic Russian banya.
A dacha is a uniquely Russian concept of a holiday house, and it has an important place in heart of Russian culture. The development of the concept of a Dacha is strongly connected to Russian history.
A banya is a Russian bathhouse often found on a dacha. Russians love taking banyas; it's their temple of cleanliness and health and it holds an important role in Russian culture. All Russians have an opinion about the best way to use a banya: how hot the sweating room should be, how long you should stay in there, what kind of branch you should use for beating & massaging your body and so on.
Russian cuisine is very delicious. On this tour you can watch or participate in the process of cooking it and then enjoy it!
This is a half day tour (about 6 hours). We meet at Finlandsky Railway station which is located near the centre of the city at 9:30 a.m. From there we will take a 1 hour train ride south to the countryside, where many Russians have their dachas (the cost of the train tickets is included in the price). During the train trip you will listenabout the history of dachas, information about banyas.
After you arrive, you will walk to the dacha past a beautiful forest lake (about a 20 minute walk). There you will get a warm drink and a snack (we cater for vegetarians too), and then you will get to experience a real Russian wood cabin banya surrounded by pine trees. The entire process takes about 1 hour including washing, steaming, relaxing, and optionally being beaten with а bunch of green birch twigs (this incredibly good for your health, and Russians love this!). You will get the washing equipment for free.
After the banya, we will have a lovely Russian homemade lunch in the warm wooden Dacha house, and then make our way back to St. Petersburg. We'll arrive in St. Petersburg at about 5 p.m.
The opulent metro system, decorated with the marble sculptures and frescos is a wonder, erected at a time when Leningrad was still healing its wounds inflicted by the Nazi siege. The tour is an exploration of the “palaces for the people” and the Soviet epoch.
The earliest stations of the Leningrad metro show an extraordinary sense of taste in interior design. Besides purely aesthetic beauty, the underground “palaces for the people” reveal different aspects of life in the Soviet Union, such as the veneration of Russian literature or the religion of the socially significant deed. Discover the values of post-war Russia deep below the ground on the metro tour.
This tour, dedicated to the post-war history of Leningrad and its citizens, takes you through the most opulent stations of the red line: from Avtovo to Ploshad Vosstaniya.
The metro tickets are included in the price. You will see the decoration of both underground halls and surface vestibules of the oldest eight stations across the red line.
An interesting tour on a classic soviet car to some of rarely visited soviet buildings outside the city center. From one of the very first Soviet factories to futuristic looking buildings. All that while driving in a Soviet car. Because communism did produce some cool looking stuff!
We start with the place where communism started - the train station where Lenin entered St. Petersburg and guided the Bolsheviks into power. After that we make a journey through communism with buildings as our guide. We will look into the early period all the way up to the Brezhnev era. In a way, this is a quick tour through 70 years of communism. Apart from that, it is also a pleasant drive away from the obvious and into something different!
A tour out of St. Petersburg to the great country estates of Russian tsars. An excellent insight into the lives of the nobility and a pleasant ride out of town. Pick any estate you like! With this tour you can visit one of estates just outside St. petersburg. It is also possible to add a second estate to turn the tour into a full day tour. The most famous are Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo.
A very different look at some of the most visited sites of St. Petersburg. Instead of providing you with all the architects and construction dates, there are far more interesting stories to tell. Behind those magnificent and well known facades is a fascinating portion of history to be told!
Find out about a tsar who built his own fortress but got assinated anyway. Or the famous Rasputin. Or what about a poet writing his last poem with his own blood? Love stories, assinations, envy, hate; the Russian nobility was almost human.
Learn how to cook Russian food fit for a tsar on a private 2-hour cooking class in St Petersburg. Simply book the class for a time that suits you and discover the secrets behind classic Russian creations like ‘bliny,’ ‘borsch’ and “syrniki”.
Cultural events and help to get around the city
As soon as you decide to do an internship abroad with ProfIntern or study Russian at one of our language centers, we offer additional services to make your arrival in St. Petersburg, Moscow or any other Russian city more comfortable. Our services can provide airport transfer, student ID and visa assistance. We can also look for accommodation in St. Petersburg for you. Do you want to know more about the Russian culture and history? Besides Russian language courses we also offer all kinds of other interesting courses. Check out our offers!