St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg: Student Impressions

Let our St. Petersburg students let you know what to expect when arriving to St. Petersburg! 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? Hudson Dobbs (Spring, 2022): […]

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Russian for Travelers: Transport and Hospitality

Travel to Irkutsk: Seeing Siberia While Abroad

Warsaw

Krakow: A Trip to Poland’s Cultural Capital

Kraków is Poland’s most visited city and is known as the county’s cultural capital. Krakow is home to the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a UNESCO City of Literature, and offers amazing architecture, history, and food. Just 2.5-3 hours from Warsaw, you take in many of the major sites in three days for […]

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Managing Your Cash While Abroad: A Student Guide

Warsaw Housing

Bishkek

SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek

 What’s it really like to live in Moscow for a semester? Staying long-term in a city is much different from just vacationing there. You’ll need to navigate more of the practical, everyday services of the city and budget to include more miscillanious and long-term expenses. Thus, this guide covers everything from haircuts to pharmacies and […]

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Arrival in Bishkek: Student Impressions

Life in Bishkek: Student Reviews of the City

Moscow

Travel to Tula: Russian Samovars and Pryaniki

An easy three-hour train ride from Moscow is a city known for two things related to tea: Russian gingerbread, known localy as “pryanik,” and the samovar, for which Tula has been the most famous production center for centuries. In fact, Tula is so well known for samovars that it has made it into a Russian […]

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Travel to Kazan: Tatar Culture and Russian Diversity

Travel to Dagestan: Breathtaking Nature and Ancient Cities

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

Buying a SIM Card in Russia: Free Russian Lesson

Vladivostok

Arrival in Vladivostok: Student Impressions

Let our Vladivostok students let you know what to expect when arriving to Vladivostok! 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? H. Lee Sullivan (Spring, 2022): Arriving […]

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SRAS Guide to Living in Vladivostok

Addressing Strangers in Russian: Building Russian Vocabulary

Kyiv

SRAS Guide to Living in Kyiv

What’s it really like to live in Kyiv for a semester? Staying long-term in a city is much different from just vacationing there. You’ll need to navigate more of the practical, everyday services of the city and budget to include more miscillanious and long-term expenses. Thus, this guide covers everything from haircuts to pharmacies and […]

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Arrival in Kyiv: Student Impressions

Study Abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine: Favorite Photos

Other

Packing List for Study Abroad

A semester or year stay abroad requires considerable planning. You will need to consider the season and location as well as what you need to bring and what you should find abroad. If you will be spending winter months in most SRAS locations, luggage can quite easily become unwieldy, which can mean airline charges for […]

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Preparing for and Coping with Culture Shock

Cuba-Russia Connection Study Abroad Reviews