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St. Petersburg

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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Reasons to Visit the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Petersburg

A Guide to Recycling in 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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Managing Your Cash While Abroad: A Student Guide

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

Bishkek

SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek

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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Ecoland: Health and Specialty Food in Bishkek

A Guide to Settling into Bishkek

Moscow

The Cultural Legacy of Peredelkino, a Day Trip from Moscow

It’s an exceptionally warm winter day in Peredelkino, a former writers’ village just 20 minutes from Moscow by commuter train. I have the pleasure of going on another well- organized and informative SRAS-arranged Bridge to Moscow tour to visit this iconic place. Peredelkino is a village with wide-ranging cultural value, from its status as a […]

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SRAS Guide to Living in Moscow

Moscow: Student Budgets and Logistics

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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Boating in Irkutsk

SRAS Program Review: A Full Year in Irkutsk

Vladivostok

First Week in Vladivostok

Traveling abroad to an unfamiliar region can be scary. When logistical problems outside of your control happen it is easy for fear and panic to set in. Here is a breakdown of my first week in Vladivostok: both the positives and the negatives. Hopefully, my experience will give any future travelers to Vladivostok an idea […]

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SRAS Guide to Living in Vladivostok

Five Best Coffee Shops in Vladivostok

Kyiv

Learning Through a Passport: The Undeniable Importance of Travel

“Travel is the most intense mode of learning”- Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired magazine   Eight months ago, my year of studying abroad began. I arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of the Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (PCON) program. Over the course of the following fall semester, I travelled all across […]

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25th Annual Charity Bazaar- Kyiv, Ukraine

7 Things I’ve Learned From Living in 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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