Russian Studies in Real Russia: Track1

3rd August – 9th August 2020 (1 week); OR 3rd August – 16th August 2020 (2 weeks)
from 1 to 2 weeks
35000 RUB for 1 week, 65000 RUB for 2 weeks
Ekaterinburg and Ural region

School Description

Russia is not only about Red Square, Matreshka and natural wealth and resources hidden in the vast area. Participate in the Summer School “Russian studies in Real Russia: Track1” and achieve a great insight in challenging Russian culture and centuries-old history, advance your level of Russian language and get to know a whimsical practical wisdom of the Urals.

It is a perfect course for you if you are learning Russian for social, work or study reasons and if you are interested to know how Real Russia - not its touristic picture, and Russians – not their media version, look and live.

City of arrival
Ekaterinburg, recommended days of arrival* – August 1-2, 2020 * 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 – August 9-10, 2020 (for 1 week), August 16-17, 2020 (for 2 weeks)

Application deadline

15th of June 2020


You are free to choose the duration of the Summer School that suits you best: 1 or 2 weeks on Russian as a foreign language. Being split into a few groups according to your proficiency level, you and other students will have language classes everyday except weekends. You will be studying in small groups of 7-12 students for 4-6 academic hours per day. We will focus on practical aspects of the Russian language: proper use of tricky Russian grammar, vocabulary for everyday life and subtleties of pronunciation. You will never get bored: fluency-based activities, pair and group work, interviews, role-plays. Make fast progress and develop your confidence in Russian!


Sightseeing and having fun are the best parts of the trip, aren’t they? No worries, with all these workshops on Russian language you will have ample opportunities to discover the “wild” beauty of the Urals and Ekaterinburg, and to relax in a Russian style. The border between Europe and Asia, the place where the last Russian Emperor Nicolas II and his family were murdered, the preserved old Russian village of the XVII century, Welcome evening of Russian national cuisine…All these excursions and activities await you, and are completely FREE of charge.

The schedule for the Program Russian Studies in Real Russia Track 1 (please, pay attention that the manager reserves the right to introduce changes in the excursions and lectures program)



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.


35000 rub for 1 weeks, 65000 rub for 2 weeks


  • Accommodation in the comfortable hostel in Ekaterinburg during the period of the program;
  • Breakfast in Ekaterinburg during the period of the program;
  • Russian language tuition in Ekaterinburg at Ural Federal University;
  • Learning materials;
  • Workshops on Russian traditional toy, song and dance;
  • Linguistic games and quest;
  • Visa and registration support;
  • Transfer in Ekaterinburg from the airport Koltsovo / Train Station;
  • Printing service;
  • Souvenirs of the Summer School;
  • UrFU's certificate upon completion the course

Excursions and activities included into the Program:

  • In Ekaterinburg
  • Square of 1905
  •  Lenin’s monuments
  • The Church-on-Blood
  • Boris Yeltsin Centre
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ural Opera Ballet Theatre
  • Soviet Lifestyle Museum
  • Border between Europe and Asia
  • Real Russian thermal springs

NOT included in the basic cost of the program:

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