Russian Fresh-PLUS

28th January -15th February 2019
19 days
1400 euros (all included**)
Moscow + Ekaterinburg and Ural Region

School Description

“Russian Fresh-PLUS” is an extended variant of the Winter Russian School “Russian Fresh” including visit to Moscow, a 28-hour train trip to the Urals, 40-hourse crash-course on Russian language, an unforgettable New Year celebration in a country house, banya, horse riding and more!

It is a perfect course for you if you’d like to explore charming winter scenery of Moscow, its iconic highlights and off-beaten-track spots, and achieve a great insight in challenging Russian culture and practical wisdom of the Urals.

City of arrival
Moscow, recommended days of arrival – January 26-27, 2019.
City of departure

Ekaterinburg, recommended days of departure –February 16-17, 2019.

Application deadline

18th of December 2018

WHAT AND HOW DO YOU STUDY

You will join an intensive course on Russian language having 2-3 lectures per day (only during weekdays) with qualified, patient and kind tutors of the Ural Federal University. You do not get the meaning of a Russian word? Let’s try to find it out by using only Russian language! In case it’s not working, your teacher will explain it in English. Your teacher is there to assist you. Upon completing the course you will significantly extend your vocabulary, have good basis for growing to the next language level and enjoy extensive communication experience and develop you speaking skills.

ITINERARY

You will arrive to Moscow and during 6 days you’ll explore the most significant monuments of modern Russia: the Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Gorky Park and more! Than head to Ekaterinburg and experience peculiarities and traditions of the legendary Trans-Siberian Russian railway journey. In the heart of Urals you will start your language course and in a free time visit magnificent locations of the Urals: authentic and charming village, Taiga Forest, Europe-Asia borderline, The Romanov's Monastery, Boris Eltsin Museum.

PHOTOS

REVIEWS

Keren, China
Keren, China
Winter-2018

During this School I received much more than expected! One of the most memorable days for me was when we were taken to the Ekaterinburg Opera House where we enjoyed a ballet which was written in Russian and performed in Russian. For me it was very touching cultural event!

Mengmeng, China
Mengmeng, China
Winter-2018

Two weeks in Russia were full of happiness and left me a lot of good memories. There I got a better understanding of Russia, experienced different cultures meeting international students and, of course, I learned Russian better. In addition to learning, there were a lot of excursions and activities. We visited different historical sites, the Eurasian demarcation line, and military museum. At the end of the School, there were two days of skiing and ice skating in the countryside, where we went also to the Russian sauna. It was really good - the complete relaxation marked great end of this trip. Thank you very much to the teaching and help , Ксения and Кристина, and other Russian volunteers. You have made this event unique!

Alice, Italy
Alice, Italy
Winter-2018

I loved the mixture of Russian language courses and touristic experience, and the possibility to see Russia in winter, which is so charming and huge you can’t possibly imagine at all! I improved my language level and my teacher helped me realize what I’m good at and what I need to work on.

Matheus, Brazil
Matheus, Brazil
Winter-2018

It is wonderful Winter School! Thanks for taking care of me and explaining everything so patiently during the application process and when in Russia. Can’t wait for the next year!

Patrick, Switzerland
Patrick, Switzerland
Winter-2018

It was my 3rd time as a student of this School, and, as always, lessons, trips, organizational moments, fun and leisure time – all was perfectly arranged for us! Will be coming back in Summer!

Tom, China
Tom, China
Winter-2018

Language teachers are very enthusiastic and use really effective teaching strategies! The atmosphere in the classroom was always very positive and creative with a lot of interesting content, group conversations and recognizing word contests.

Iulian, Romania
Iulian, Romania
Winter-2018

Ekaterinburg is so different from any other Russian cities I have visited: there is no stress, no rush and plenty of things to do. I joined the Russian studies School already the second time and apart from quality education, met my friends, went to a local hockey match – “Go, Automobilist” and had so much fun during our “New Year”!

Silvia, Italy
Silvia, Italy
Winter-2018

I want to thank the School staff for such a warm and friendly atmosphere, always ready to help and always happy to spend time with us!

Dina, China
Dina, China
Winter-2018

We got so many beautiful moments visiting beautiful places in Ekaterinburg, playing with snow, going to the premiere of Mozart's "Magic Flute"to the Opera Theatre, making Russian Matryoshka, riding Huskies and Samoyed in the dog sleighs and experiencing the deepness and manner of another religion in the monastery. The most important thing is that the companionship of my dearest favorite Kseniia, my teacher who has not only had a profound impact on my Russian language level, but it has also inspired me so that I am determined to be as warm and cheerful as she is.

COSTS

approx. 105000RUB (=1400 euro)

220 is Educational Fee, 660 is Accommodation and meals expenses in Moscow and Ekaterinburg + 100 euro is Transportation expenses + 420 euro is Excursion expenses

Included:

  • Accommodation in the comfortable hotel in Moscow (from 27th January till 3rd February);
  • Train ticket Moscow-Ekaterinburg;
  • Meals in Moscow (breakfast – buffet style, lunch and dinner – from 28th January till departure);
  • Russian language tuition in Ekaterinburg;
  • Learning materials;
  • Workshops on Russian traditional toy, song and dance;
  • Visa and registration support;
  • Transfer;
  • Free Internet access, printing service; library
  • Accommodation in the Hostel in Ekaterinburg (from 3rd February till 16th February);
  • Meals in Ekaterinburg (from 3rd February till 15th February).

The Excursion Program includes:

  • Panoramic Moscow city-our;
  • Visit to Kremlin Museums;
  • Visit to Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Moscow Subway Tour;
  • Tolstoy’ House Museum guided tour;
  • Guided Ekaterinburg city-tour;
  • Visit of Europe and Asia borderline;
  • The Romanov's Monastery;
  • Visit of the Opera Theatre;
  • Guided tour to the Eltsin Museum;
  • Celebration of the Russian New Year in the comfortable countryside cottage with all necessary facilities;
  • Russian banya, horse-riding, skiing and ice skating.

NOT included in the basic cost of the program:

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