SCIT offers a non-degree post-graduate professional training program which aims at producing highly qualified interpreters and translators capable of meeting the requirements of the international market. It is a cooperative effort of the language services of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the United Nations.

SCIT was founded at Herzen University in 2008. Every year, around 15 highly-trained graduates leave the school to pursue international careers in translation and interpretation.

70% of the School’s graduates do internships with the UN. 41% of the School’s graduates get full-time jobs with the Russian MFA and such international organizations as the UN, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and others.

The courses at the School are designed and taught exclusively by practicing interpreters and translators.