Bishkek

Travel to Almaty from Bishkek

 At the end of my summer program in Bishkek, a friend of mine and I wanted a weekend getaway from Bishkek and decided to visit Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital, Almaty, which is just over the border. A few other students had already gone and encouraged us to check it out.  Almaty lies at […]

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Bishkek Travel Excursions from SRAS

SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek

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

Uzbekistan

Travel and Language Learning in Uzbekistan

After taking my second semester of Russian in the US, my professor shared with me an opportunity to travel to Uzbekistan with SRAS with a study abroad scholarship I had acquired through my university. Traveling to Central Asia for the first time was a life changing opportunity for me and greatly helped me develop my […]

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Georgia

The Wonders of Batumi, Georgia

While studying abroad with SRAS in Georgia, we had the opportunity to leave the city and explore the wider country. We also had a lot of free time to explore the incredible city and all the attractions that surrounded us everyday. Here, I’ll share some of the memorable places I enjoyed most. I definitely recommend […]

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How Tea and Wine are Produced in Georgia

Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon: Visiting Two of Georgia’s Natural Wonders

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

Buying a SIM Card in Russia: Free Russian Lesson

Other

Addressing Strangers in Russian: Building Russian Vocabulary

The following bilingual Russian MiniLesson is meant to build your vocabulary by providing Russian phrases within English text. Hover over the bold Russian to reveal its English translation. When addressing strangers in Russia, it is important to maintain an appropriate level of politeness. The address should be in a formal manner, a person should apologize […]

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Packing List for Study Abroad

Preparing for and Coping with Culture Shock