Spend two weeks this summer (July 11 – 25, 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of a study abroad opportunity with The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. This year’s topic is the “Internet of Things” technologies and will include cultural excursions, city exploration and social events.

This is the second year of the program and Dr. Olga Imas, associate professor in the EECS Department, is excited to expand the program to more students. “We are hoping to have 20 students this year. What is great about this program is that it is open to all majors MSOE offers, and the credits earned transfer into most academic programs,” said Imas.

While at the international program, students will spend 10 days in class. Each day also has an excursion, guided by current Russian students, to enjoy the Russian country and culture. It is important to note that knowing the Russian language is not a requirement to participate in the program.

Julian Alberts, senior mechanical engineering student, attended the program last year. “This trip has changed me as a person and I will never forget the people I met, the knowledge gained and the impression that this city has left on me.”

To learn more about the program and how to enroll, attend the information session on Friday, Jan. 15 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, Multipurpose Room. Unable to attend? Please email Imas at imas@msoe.edu with any questions.