Russia: Literature and Biology

May 26th - June 7th | Apply Now!

Gain knowledge of the country and diversity of its people through a study of courses in Russian literature and language, art, and food. The program will be a river cruise on the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg with stops in several cities along the way. Study will be further enhanced by field trips and museum visitations to such places as the Hermitage, the Russian Bolshoi, and St. Petersburg University.

Academic Program

 3 credits - Applied Fermentation - BIOL 280
 3 credits - Introduction to World Short Fiction - LITR 241
 3 credits - Literature and Film - LITR 243

Students can only earn 6 credits with this program.

Students must be in good academic and judicial standing required (2.0 GPA), along with successful application.


Estimated program fee of $2,875.  Program Fee Includes: lodging, meals, admissions fees, group transportation, airport transfers, insurance, visa fee & $100 application fee. Program Fee Does Not Include: airfare, Ferris tuition, required textbooks, passport, & personal expenses.

Estimated Total Cost with *Airfare:  $5,085

*Airfare costs may vary

Living Arrangements

Program participants will reside in staterooms on cruise ships.

Course Information

Fiction and Literature: Professor John Caserta

Applied Fermentation: Professor Mike Ryan
(231) 591-5892


Facts About Russia

Population: 139,390,205

Religion: 15%-20% Russian Orthodox

Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area.

Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the world's deepest lake at 5,314 feet deep.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be hosted in Sochi, Russia.