ILS high school students and their teachers participated in the “We study in St. Petersburg” educational project, aimed at expanding one's knowledge of Russian and world history in the academic and cultural setting of St. Petersburg. The project was held in cooperation with the Alfa-Dialog educational center.
Lessons for the project were conducted at St. Petersburg’s Herzen State University and schools of Russia’s “northern capital.” At the end of the week of study, the participants presented the results of their work and received certificates.
In addition to the educational program, the ILS students toured the city, visiting sites such as Pavlovsk, the Universe of Water museum complex, the Botanical Garden, the Petrovsky Aquatorium museum of miniatures, and the State Hermitage. They also attended a performance of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute.”
On their way home, the ILS group visited Moscow, where their travels around the city included the Tretyakov Gallery.
“Our school and Alfa-Dialog have been partners since 2014, and every year ILS students go to St. Petersburg for the ‘We study in St. Petersburg’ session,” explains ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Together with Valentina Kovaleva, who teaches Russian as a Foreign Language at ILS and heads our International Center, they visit historical places and acquire a great deal on new knowledge.”