Bishkek

A Vegan and Vegetarian Guide to Bishkek

Central Asian food tends to be heavy in dairy and meat. However, being vegetarian or even vegan in Bishkek is not impossible, but you should be willing to work to both check your foods and explain your needs to locals who may not understand. Below, Sophia Rhem (vegetarian) and Kathryn Watt (vegan) recount their experiences […]

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Study Abroad Budgets: A Student Guide

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

Warsaw

What to Eat 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

Riga

SRAS Program Travel from Riga: Day Trip to Jurmala

Jurmala is a resort town on the Baltic Sea coast with a long history. It’s known for its traditional architecture, cultural institutions, and, of course, its surprisingly warm beaches. SRAS students in Riga regularly travel to Jurmala, allowing them to see both life outside the capital, but also to see how many Latvians relax on […]

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Travel Guide to Ikšķile and Ogre from Riga

Travel Guide to Liepāja

Yerevan

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

Uzbekistan

Guide to Travel to Tashkent

My Central Asian Studies Program with SRAS in Bishkek included a fantastic 9-day trip to the major Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan—Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand—which was book-ended by visits to Tashkent. At the end of my program, I made the trip to the capital of Uzbekistan again, this time independently. I stayed there for three […]

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Travel and Language Learning in Uzbekistan

Buying a SIM Card Abroad: Free Russian Lesson

Georgia

Batumi Beauty

Amidst the excitement of studying abroad, students often seek unique experiences. Imagine combining the thrill of exploration with the indulgence of self-care. In this tale, students embark on an unconventional journey, where cultural immersion intertwines with the soothing rituals of nail artistry. Dona Nail 51 Tbel-Abuseridze St Review by SRAS Student Marina Garfield When I […]

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SRAS Guide to Living in Tbilisi

Hiking in Georgia