January 18-29, 2021
Arrivals and Departure
NYI staff will meet all students arriving from non CIS-countries. International students will receive confirmation that NYI staff will meet you.
All out-of-towners must send their exact travel information in advance so that NYI staff can meet you and/or help you check in at the dorm.
Students arriving from other Russian Federation cities and CIS countries will not be met unless a special request is made, but you will be given detailed directions by the Dorm Coordinator
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It is advisable to have a working cell phone in St. Petersburg. Local pre-paid SIM cards are by far the best option, and are easy to arrange and pay for.
NB: Your phone must be able to take a SIM card, and it must be "triple band" For US phones it must also be "unlocked" for international use before departure.
ATMs (bank machines) can be found around the city in multiple locations. These machines take almost all European and American bank cards, credit cards, ATM cards and give rouble cash. The machines usually do not charge a fee beyond what your home bank charges.
Credit cards can be used at many restauarants, stores and supermarkets. American Express is much less readily accepted than Visa or Mastercard