Russia: Hit the Road

12th August – 1st September
3 weeks
1350 euros
Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Ekaterinburg

School Description

Like modern pilgrims, you learn Russian language "on the road" with the best tutors of the Ural Federal University, travelling by train in the most celebrated metropolitan Russian cities - St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Ekaterinburg. You will witness the mobility and growth of these leading urban centers to showcase the highest human, labor, industrial, cultural, and economic capacities of Russia.

It’s a perfect course for you like to eat a cake and have it too by merging linguistic, academic, and cultural experiences and if you are keen on the modern Russian history, Russian cultural, economic and sociological peculiarities.

City of arrival
Saint Petersburg, recommended days of arrival – August 9-11, 2019
City of departure

Ekaterinburg, recommended days of departure – September 1-2, 2019.

Application deadline

20th of June 2019


An intensive 60–hours crash-course on Russian as a foreign language (2 workshops per day) with certified, experienced, and charismatic tutors of Ural Federal University. Your teacher will travel with you and provide you with the modern education materials and create friendly and engaging environment. Do not miss 3 educational tours devoted to the industrial background and urbanistic potential of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and Ekaterinburg, their role and current trends of development in the view of globalization in Russia.


You’ll start your Russian pilgrimage from the Northern Capital of the country, Saint-Petersburg (12.08.2019-18.08.2019), then you will head to the center of the European part of Russia — to Moscow (18.08.2019-24.08.2019) and you’ll finish your trip in the heart of Urals, in the city located on the border between Europe and Asia — Ekaterinburg (26.08.2019-01.09.2019).

what exactly do you get



Jana, Czech Republic
Jana, Czech Republic

I am from Czech Republic and that’s why it’s so important for me to know Russian: Russian is very wide-spread language among Czech citizens and nowadays it’s an absolutely essential skill for my work. I liked the Summer School provided by “Russian Studies in Real Russia” a lot! We had a very well-organized, precise and clear program of our studies and cultural activities. And the practicing and mastering of our Russian was truly intense and useful. Teachers were really great with us, and I have learned a plenty of new words here. The Summer School was a valuable experience for me, and I am sure it will help me in my future career.

Mostapha, Spain
Mostapha, Spain

I have joined the Summer School already 3 times: in 2013, 2014 and 2015! I keep coming back, because Russian culture impresses me and I am doing my best in learning it, it’s my hobby. Due to the summer camp I always find a nice multicultural company and a variety of amusing cultural events that enriches my knowledge of the country, and the Urals, in particular. Moreover, I love Ekaterinburg and know it pretty well already. People here are so kind! As soon as they find out that you are a foreigner, they become very polite and gentle with you, and try to help you with everything.

Iulian, Romania
Iulian, Romania

I got from this program even more than I expected to have! Our language teachers were very friendly, patient (!) and creative, and they gave us all the attention and support we deserve. The language course was really well-organized: we have never been bored and we challenged ourselves a lot! Cannot miss the staff of the school. Its living core, the manager Kseniia, was a best friend and even a mother to each and every student! From the first letter to her till the good-buy party she was very caring, attentive and professional. I was not nervous at all before my trip because of her assistance, and I deeply enjoyed my 3 weeks in Russia. I totally recommend the Summer School to everyone! Do Scorova!

Paola, Italy
Paola, Italy

The experience at the Summer School of the Ural Federal University was very positive for me. The school in general is organized extremely well, with its awesome lessons and excursions. This 3-week trip permitted me to discover another country in a real way and to significantly improve my Russian language.

Jarmila, Slovakia
Jarmila, Slovakia

This journey was my first visit of Russian and I really enjoyed it. We had the program for all the day, so we were never got bored. We were discovering the city every day, also at night and we had a lot of trips. The time spent with other students (now they are my good friends) and our tutor Julia was absolutely amazing. If you haven’t decided whether you want to go to this Language School or not, do not hesitate! It was worth and I will never forget it.

Patrick, Switzerland
Patrick, Switzerland
Summer-2016, 2017, Winter-2018

It was my 8th time in Russia already, I really love this country and I am certainly coming back! Despite the fact that I wasn’t a newcomer here, I need to say, that I did enjoy the Summer School and its activities very much and discovered a lot of new places and facts I didn’t know before. The Track-2 was absolutely great! Ekaterinburg, train journey, Saint-Petersburg, all the trips and excursions, organizational moments and everyday issues, fun and leisure time – all was perfectly arranged for us. Kseniia, a manager of the school, made a really enormous job and let us to have the best time in Russia.

Elena, Italy
Elena, Italy

It was my first time in Russia and I’m really happy to have chosen Ekaterinburg because it’s an example of the “real Russia style”. I enjoyed the School and the excursion and above all, I love people – they are really kind and nice.

Csaba, Hungary
Csaba, Hungary

The people of UrFU organized this course with the perfect combination or balance of professionalism and friendly atmosphere in organization! Everything was well organized, the organizers treated us as friends, and during the course we really became good friends, with participants and organizers as well. This was something what I have never experienced before, and for what it was far the best of the four summer universities in my life so far.


Fee: 1350 euro

24000RUB - Educational Program payment + about 1000 euro travel expenses (accommodation, excursion and cultural program, train tickets


  • Russian language tuition;
  • Learning materials;
  • Staying in the comfortable Hostels in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Ekaterinburg during the Summer Program;
  • Train tickets to the branded trains for destinations “Saint-Petersburg-Moscow” and “Moscow- Ekaterinburg”
  • Visa and registration support;
  • Transfer;
  • Free Internet access, printing service;
  • UrFU's certificate upon the completion.

Cultural Program includes:

  • Driving City-tour in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Guided tour to the State Hermitage Museum;
  • Sightseeing motorship tour;
  • Visit of the parks and gardens of the Peterhof;
  • Guided tour to the State Museum St Isaac’s Cathedral;
  • Visit of the Moscow Kremlin Museums;
  • Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Driving City-tour in Ekaterinburg;
  • A visit of Europe-Asia borderline;
  • The Romanov's Monastery etc.

NOT included in the basic cost of the program:

  • airplane tickets/train tickets to/from Russia;
  • meals;
  • visa costs;
  • optional excursions;
  • souvenirs.