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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Vladivostok Study Abroad Reviews

We asked some SRAS graduates to share their open and honest evaluations of their experiences on SRAS Study Abroad Programs in Vladivostok. SRAS actively seeks out feedback from students on all programs so that we can continually improve our offerings. Morgan Henson (Spring, 2019) My time in Vladivostok has been memorable. There were extreme positives […]

Vladivostok Travel Excursions from SRAS

Vladivostok is ringed with locations of historical importance. Below are a sampling of some of the trips that SRAS groups have taken in the past as part the cultural package offered with SRAS Programs in Vladivostok. Note that not all trips are taken each session and trips themselves may differ from session to session. Three […]

Dorm Cooking Tips and Simple Recipies

Many students come abroad with minimal cooking experience. Add to this the fact that you’ll need to shop in a foriegn language and that your kitchen situation can often be very basic, many students shy from cooking altogether. However, cooking and shopping can be great cultural experiences, not to mention a great way to keep […]

Vladivostok Housing

SRAS Programs in Vladivostok are hosted at the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VSUES) and students live in on-campus dormitories run by that institution. Living Conditions at the VSUES Dormitories Jonathan Rainey (Spring, 2016): The dormitories are connected to the main university buildings by way of an escalator. This is quite nice in […]

Culture Shock: Living with other international students

Most of us probably knew we were in for inevitable culture shock when we arrived in Russia, no matter how much we had convinced ourselves we were prepared. Sometimes it comes on quick, but other times culture shock reveals itself incredibly slowly. It took longer for this to sink in, but one of the ways […]