St. Petersburg

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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Best Coffee Places in Saint Petersburg

Russian as a Second Language Program Review: St. Petersburg

Warsaw

SRAS Guide to Living in Warsaw

The following is a quick overview to some of those services and products that students often need in the course of a semester or summer abroad: everything from haircuts to pharmacies and gyms to computer repair. In This Guide A Practical Introduction to Warsaw Eating and Going Out Shopping Services Official Holidays See also: Guide […]

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Preparing for and Coping with Culture Shock

Managing Your Cash While Abroad: A Student Guide

Bishkek

An Extended Trip to Uzbekistan from Bishkek

As part of the SRAS’ Central Asian Studies program, I had the opportunity to travel around Central Asia, seeing Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan along the way. In this article, I’m going to write about Uzbekistan as I was there for the longest (about six days). Uzbekistan is also a country that holds a very special […]

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Bishkek Central Asian Studies Program Review

A Vegan Guide to Bishkek

Moscow

Meeting All Seven Sisters In Moscow

Spread throughout the city of Moscow are seven imposing buildings, called variously “The Seven Sisters” or “Stalin’s Skyscrapers.” While visiting Moscow as part of my study abroad experience to St. Petersburg, I wound up setting off on an unexpected mission to see them all that also helped show me much more of this fascinating and […]

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The Legacy of Alexander Pushkin in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Central Asian Evening in Moscow

Irkutsk

SRAS Guide to Living in Irkutsk

The following is a quick overview to some of those services and products that students often need in the course of a semester or summer abroad. This covers everything from haircuts to pharmacies and gyms to computer repair. Students should generally expect to need to speak at least some Russian when seeking out these experiences […]

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Packing List for Study Abroad (+what to do with your laptop, cell phone, etc.)

Boating in Irkutsk

Vladivostok

Program Review of Economic Development in the Russian Far East: Vladivostok

My time in Vladivostok has been memorable. There were extreme positives and extreme negatives for me while living in the Far East and here is my overall review of the semester. Courses The SRAS program I took, Economic Development in the Russian Far East, combines language study with the study of the economics and geopolitics […]

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Gym at VSUES in Vladivostok

SRAS Guide to Living in Vladivostok

Kyiv

Life in Kyiv Project

What is life in Kyiv really like? Very often when people in the West think of cities in Eastern Europe, they think of cold, grey landscapes and shortages of basic goods. Kyiv today, however, is a vibrant, colorful place overflowing with street culture, great food, and a global assortment of goods. To help you stay […]

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Learning Through a Passport: The Undeniable Importance of Travel

25th Annual Charity Bazaar- Kyiv, Ukraine

Other

Study Abroad Program Review: Cuba-Russia Connection

I embarked on the Cuba-Russia Connection program offered by SRAS in May of 2018. However, this incredible program really began months before me landing in Cuba. SRAS’s communications with me and the resources they offered before the study abroad trip helped set me up for the great experience that was the Cuba-Russia Connection. SRAS emailed […]

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A Weekend in Minsk

Lviv – Weekend Trip from Kyiv

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