Helena Andersson, SWEDEN: "I had five great weeks in Riga! I lived in the host family and I can fully recommend it. It is a great way to practise speaking in real everyday situations and you also get a feeling of having a home if you are staying for a long time. I will try to come back to study more as soon as possible".
This is an ideal choice for students who wish to experience Russian daily life and practice the language in an informal atmosphere. Host families live within easy access to the school and city centre and are usually located either in Riga or Jurmala (seaside).
How does a typical Russian host family look like? Your hosts do not always mean a traditional married couple with children. Above all we look for someone who is sociable, likes to meet new people and can give a warm welcome to our students. Our host families talk to our students during meals, they are patient and understanding. The hospitality and attention- you will receive in a friendly family atmosphere- will definitely help you to adapt more effectively to your new linguistic and cultural environment.
The school has approved all offered accommodation. Families and their homes are personally known to the staff members responsible at the school. The standard of the families is monitored by questionnaires given to students. You can choose:a single or twin room, breakfast only or half board.
1. Standard Host family single room with breakfast - 180 EUR, with HB - 240 EUR per week
2. Executive* Host family single room with breakfast - 250 EUR, with HB - 310 EUR per week.
Fees include: accommodation services, arrival transfer (for course participants). Accommodation in host families is calculated from Sunday to Sunday.
* Priority for placement at Executive Host family is given to the students, who choose Intensive or Individual (at least 20 lessons per week) course.
* Executive HF offers high quality accommodation either within walking distance from the school or maximum 50 minutes by public transport.
- Extra night with breakfast only - 38 EUR, executive host family with breakfast - 50 EUR;
- Private bathroom and WC - 20 EUR per week (available both for Standard and Executive host families);