4 Places with Great Live Music and Food in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty has many live music venues and all-night clubs, meaning that with a bit of asking around or internet surfing, one can find the perfect place to have a bite and a drink, catch a local band, and dance the night away. Some are holes-in-the-wall known mostly to locals while others are bigger venue places […]

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SRAS Student Participates in Embassy Ambassador Program in Kyrgyzstan

Guide to Travel to Tashkent


What to Eat in Poland: Trying Local Food on a Student Budget in Warsaw

One of the best ways to jump into a new culture is through the local food. The sheer act of sharing food experiences also gives you instant conversation starter material with locals. At the same time, you’ll be looking for an array of gastronomic pleasures during your time abroad and Warsaw will not disappoint! Below […]

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Kosher Food and Jewish Food Traditions in Warsaw

Krakow: A Trip to Poland’s Cultural Capital


Travel Guide to Ikšķile and Ogre from Riga

There are many reasons why a student studying in Riga should go see Ikšķile and Ogre. Located only about a half hour from Riga, each of these cities is over 800 years old and have played important roles in the history of Latvia. Ikšķile, for instance, has the ruins of Latvia’s oldest church while Ogre, […]

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Travel Guide to Liepāja

Riga Fitness: Staying Fit While Abroad!


Hiking in Armenia

I spent 3-months backpacking as a solo female across the Caucasus, visiting each of the three republics there. In this article, I’ll cover how I spent my final three weeks in the Republic of Armenia. If you are interested in the other parts of my trip, you can check out my intro page or my […]

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Hiking the Caucasus

SRAS Guide to Living in Yerevan


Study Abroad Budgets: A Student Guide

Eurasia today is quite affordable. Students are often surprised how far their dollars will go even in major cities like Warsaw – and very surprised at how far they go in places like Bishkek. However, students can also be surprised at how easy it is to run into troubles – like blocked bank cards or […]

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Travel and Language Learning in Uzbekistan

Buying a SIM Card Abroad: Free Russian Lesson


SRAS Guide to Living in Tbilisi

What’s it really like to live in Tbilisi 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. You will also need to budget for more miscellaneous and long-term expenses. Thus, this guide covers everything from haircuts […]

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Hiking in Georgia

Thrifting in Tbilisi