The site for the four-week program is on the campus of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, one of the city's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Located in a safe residential area of the city, the campus is 25 minutes by subway from the center of St. Petersburg. The dormitories feature a nine-story complex with double rooms. Students stay two to a room and four to a suite which features a small kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator and bathroom. Internet access is also provided to the dorm rooms. The site offers easy access to St. Petersburg's theatres, museums, historical landmarks, and lively nightlife. Included in the building where the program is based are a spacious cafeteria, loundry facilities, and other amenities.
Included in the program are daily breakfast which are served in the University's dining facilities. The cafeteria staff strives to provide a balance of traditional Russian meals with the occasional American standard. Hot lunches can be purchased at the university's cafeteria on weekdays.