St. Petersburg

Life in St. Petersburg: Student Reviews of the City

What is life in St. Petersburg really like? To help you stay up to date, we’ve asked our students to share what they found while abroad in Venice of the North! Finding Things SRAS: First, think of the city – what was available in terms of culture, shopping, and services. Were you able to find […]

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Buying a SIM Card in Russia: Free Russian Lesson

Russian MiniLessons: How to Address Strangers in Russian

Warsaw

Warsaw Housing

SRAS programs in Warsaw are hosted at Collegium Civitas in the downtown area. For summer programs, housing is provided in a nearby hotel, with twin rooms and breakfast (substantial). For spring or fall programs, students find apartments with assistance from Collegium Civitas. See the individual programs linked above for more information. This page is meant […]

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Arrival in Warsaw: Student Impressions

Life in Warsaw: Student Reviews of the City

Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek: Student Impressions

Thinking of spending a semester in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan? Let our students let you know what to expect when arriving to the city! Heading abroad is always a big step and can feel exciting or overwhelming – or both. Learn from the experience of others and hit the ground running! How did you feel when you […]

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Life in Bishkek: Student Reviews of the City

How To Make Local Friends While Abroad

Moscow

Life in Moscow: Student Reviews of the City

What is life in Moscow really like? What does the Russian capital have to offer? To help you stay up to date, we’ve asked our students to share what they found while abroad in Moscow! Finding Things SRAS: First, think of the city – what was available in terms of culture, shopping, and services. Were […]

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International Airfare For Study Abroad

Moscow: Student Budgets and Logistics

Irkutsk

Arrival in Irkutsk: Student Impressions

Let our Irkutsk students let you know what to expect when arriving to Irkutsk! Heading abroad is always a big step and can feel exciting or overwhelming – or both. Learn from the experience of others and hit the ground running! How did you feel when you first arrived? Bronwyn Galloway (Fall, 2019): When I […]

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Life in Irkutsk: Student Reviews of the City

Irkutsk Housing

Vladivostok

Hard-to-Find Foods in Russia

In 2005, when this resource was first developed, supermarket chains in Russia were only first developing. Brand and product selection, while perhaps normal for a post-Soviet location, was disappointing and monotonous for most visitors. The restaurant scene, even in places like Moscow and St. Petersburg, also felt underdeveloped. Of the three things commonly looked for […]

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Packing List for Study Abroad

Vladivostok Study Abroad Reviews

Kyiv

Arrival in Kyiv: Student Impressions

Let our Kyiv students let you know what to expect when arriving to Kyiv! Heading abroad is always a big step and can feel exciting or overwhelming – or both. Learn from the experience of others and hit the ground running! How did you feel when you first arrived? Jacob Mauser (Summer, 2019): I never […]

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Study Abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine: Favorite Photos

SRAS Guide to Living in Kyiv

Other

Preparing for and Coping with Culture Shock

Some of our students report not feeling culture shock at all. Some are surprised by how much culture shock they experience. Often, those most affected are those who did not expect it. So how can you prepare to live in a new culture and get the most out of the experience? How do you prepare […]

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Managing Your Cash While Abroad: A Student Guide

Cuba-Russia Connection Study Abroad Reviews