Russian Fresh: Track1, Track2 - Track2 is supported by DAAD!

Choose OR Track1 – from 4th February till 15th February 2019 OR Track2 – from 18th February till 1st March 2019
12 days
850 euros (all included**)
Ekaterinburg and Ural Region

School Description

“Russian Fresh” is a 12-day Russian language crash course accompanied with a cultural program and a grandiose celebration of the New Year Russian-style! It is perfect refreshment if you are a student before an upcoming exam session, or you have already started studying Russian and want to increase your conversation skills. Winter holidays in a diverse group of people of different age and origin, the magic of the New Year’s night a la russe – you will have a truly unforgettable time and once-in-a-life-time experience!

!IMPORTANT! Track2 is supported by DAAD "Go East-2019", take your chance and apply for DAAD Scholarships!

 

City of arrival
Ekaterinburg, recommended days of arrival* – Track 1 – February 2-3, 2019; Track2 - February 16-17, 2019. * Whether you are coming by plane or by train, in the early morning or at the deepest night – no worries, you will be picked up by volunteers from the support staff in a comfortable University taxi.
City of departure

Ekaterinburg, recommended days of departure – Track1 - February 16-17, 2019; Track2 – March 2-3, 2019.

Application deadline

18th of December 2018//FOR DAAD APPLICANTS - 16th of November 2018

WHAT AND HOW DO YOU STUDY

You will have 40 hours of Russian as a foreign language during 12 days, attending 2-3 lectures during the weekdays. No worries, you won’t get bored! Insightful conversations during the language classes enlivened by fluency-based activities, pair and group work between learners, interviews, role-plays… You will surely improve your command of Russian and find yourself a confident speaker! To facilitate your adaptation in the authentic language environment and give you the feel of the traditional Russian folklore culture, three Workshops on Russian traditional toy, song and dance will be organized. Surprise your friends by singing in perfect Russian and bring home a unique hand-made Russian souvenir.

ITINERARY

You will get an insight into the glorious past and present of Russia and visit the main touristic highlights and magnificent locations of the Urals. And at the end of Week 2 you will head off to the countryside house to celebrate New Year in a grand Russian style! Picturesque snowy landscapes of Russian villages, horse riding and banya, tons of mandarins and Russian salad, a khorovod-dance around a pine-tree and even Vladimir Putin’s speech at midnight (we’ll create our own New Year’s eve)– and this is just the beginning…

PHOTOS

REVIEWS

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.

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.

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”!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

Patrck, Switzerland
Patrck, 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!

COSTS

approx. 63750RUB (=850 euro )

220 euro is Educational Fee + 360 euro is Accommodation and meals expenses + 270 Excursion expenses

Included:

  • Russian language tuition in Ekaterinburg;
  • Learning materials;
  • Workshops on Russian traditional toy, song and dance;
  • Visa and registration support;
  • Pick-up from the airport Koltsovo (Ekaterinburg) to the UrFU Hostel;
  • Free Internet access, printing service; library
  • Accommodation in the Hostel in Ekaterinburg (Track1 - from 3rd February till 16th February; Track2 – from 17th February till 2nd March);
  • Meals (Track 1 - from 4th February till 15th February; Track2 – from 18th February – till 1st March);

The Excursion Program includes:

  • Guided Ekaterinburg city-tour;
  • Visit of Europe and Asia borderline;
  • Welcome-party;
  • Visit of 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.