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Criminal Justice System Abroad (Russia)
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Housing Options: Hostel / Hotel
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Area: Criminal Justice
Language Prerequisite: None Eligible Majors: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Global Studies
Class Eligibility: 6. All Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Criminal Justice System Abroad (Russia)
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Pskov (Russia)
Prof. Elena Bystrova

Program includes:
  • Tuition
  • Airfare from/to US airport
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Program activities
  • Medical insurance

Program overview:
The program is designed so that students see several different places in the European part of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, Pskov and St. Petersburg. The students will have educational, professional and cultural activities in every place.
Moscow is an important stop where students will be able to see the Kremlin with its cathedrals and museums, World War II Memorial on Poklonnaya Hill, museum of police and the Russian Legal Information Agency. This leg of the trip will provide the students with some historical and political background into the country.
Pskov is a city in the north-west of Russia, which is the oldest among 3 cities students visit during this 2-week program. Through its history, Pskov has been the fortress for Russia in the north-west. During their stay in Pskov, the students will be able to attend the lectures at the Pskov State University Law department and learn about criminal laws and criminal justice, education, meet with federal judges and attorneys, and meet the students from the Federal Penitentiary Institute.
St. Petersburg is the last leg of the program, where the students will be hosted by the Higher School of Economics’ Department of Applied Political Science. While in St. Petersburg, the students will be able to meet with professors of the Applied Political Science department, attend their lectures, visit one court in St. Petersburg and discuss the influence of politics on criminal justice system. Sightseeing places to be included in the program – museum of Political History of Russia, Aurora battle ship, the Hermitage, and St. Isaak’s cathedral.

For questions about the program or the application process, contact Elena Bystrova at

Program dates: June 2017

Program fee: $6,000

Courses offered:
Criminal Justice Study Abroad (CJST 4536)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the criminal justice system in a subject country during a study abroad program to a selected country (e.g., China, Poland, Russia,and Israel). The course will be taught by a UNH instructor, which will include interactions and presentation by various guest experts from different agencies or educational institutions in the subject country and include site visits to various criminal justice facilities and other places. The course will cover such topic as policing, law, juvenile justice, and corrections. The course is repeatable if in a different subject country.

Independent study (CJST 4599)
The students will conduct a research on one of the topics offered by the professor based on the sight visits, as well as readings and lectures. At the end of the trip the students will write about the findings.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.