I learned a lot from my 2 weeks' study in Riga! My teacher was extremely helpfull, patient and very good at explaining vocabulary and concepts. He was happy to find materials for topics that I wanted to cover. My host family was very welcoming and looked after me very well. They were very chatty which was great for practising Russian outside the classroom.
"Ich würde Durbe RLA definitiv weiterempfehlen! Riga ist eine schoene Stadt und ein wirklich Ort, welcher Ihnen viele Freitzeitmoeglichkeiten bietet. Alle Russischlehrer an der Schule sehr kompetent und gut organisiert sind. Insgesamt war der Kurs sehr hilfreich und mein Aufenthalt in Riga war eine tolle Erfahrung."
In a certain way to study Russian in Riga is an ideal choise - you don't need a visa, don't need to change your money (EUR is the national currency from January 2014). The town is quiet and clean, the public transportation is good. You have time to study and time to explore Riga, because there are no long distances from home to the school like in Moscow.
I enjoyed the classes very much! It was hard work and very challenging, but I feel I have learned a lot. The school was very well organized and the classes were at the right level for me. The school is well situated in the centre of Riga so in my free time there was lots of things to see&do - especially as this year Riga is the European capital of culture. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Durbe is a fantastic place to study Russian. Very well located in the beautiful city of Riga. I only was able to stay for one week and wish I could have stayed Durbe is a fantastic place to study Russian. Very well located in the beautiful city of Riga. I only was able to stay for one week and wish I could have stayed