Life in Moscow: Student Reviews of the City

What is life in Moscow really like? What does the Russian capital have to offer? To help you stay up to date, we’ve asked our students to share what they found while abroad in Moscow! Finding Things SRAS: First, think of the city – what was available in terms of culture, shopping, and services. Were […]

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Moscow Housing

SRAS Programs in Moscow are hosted at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) or Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), depending on the program chosen. In both cases, students will live in the dormitories run by the respective institution. Dormitories for HSE The following is a compilation of student reviews about the HSE dorms […]

Arrival in Moscow: Student Impressions

Let our Moscow students let you know what to expect when arriving to Moscow! 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? Weston Weber (Fall, 2019): When I […]

Moscow Travel Excursions from SRAS

Moscow is ringed with locations of historical and cultural importance. Below is 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 Moscow. Note that not all trips are taken each session and trips themselves may differ from session to […]

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 […]

Home and Abroad with RSL in Moscow

I’ve recently completed my year-long term as a Home and Abroad scholar with SRAS. The Home and Abroad program is an intensive intern-scholarship program that helps fund an SRAS study abroad program. Home and abroad enriched my study abroad experience by encouraging me to do extensive research before heading abroad, and requiring me to get out […]

Studying Russian in Moscow with SRAS

SRAS Program Review Russian as a Second Language – Moscow I decided to study abroad in Russia due to a long-held fascination of mine with the language, culture, and politics of the country, a fascination that was honed and augmented by my first three years of study at university in the departments of international relations […]

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 […]

Emy Wangborg: SRAS Graduate

Emy holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex. As part of that degree, she studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) through SRAS. Shortly after her program, we asked her about MGIMO and, at the end of 2005, we asked her how it has helped her get […]

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