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How to obtain funding for studies abroad
09.08.2018
Hello guys! It’s me again, Marianne. I am the summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe in Riga, Latvia. I am French but I study in the UK and I just spent one year in Granada, Spain. I am conscious that traveling for your studies or to do an internship might seem complicated and costly. So here are my tips on how to obtain funding for your studies/internship abroad! Erasmus+ You probably heard about Erasmus+, the EU's programme to...
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My day trip to Sigulda
08.08.2018
Riga, Sunday morning. I feel like exploring Latvia and start asking around: where can I go for an afternoon trip? I was unanimously advised to go to Sigulda and explore Gauja National park. I ran to the train station and 1h15 later, I arrived in Sigulda. This is probably the greenest place you can imagine, and the cleanest air you can breathe! Sigulda is ideal for those who wish to take a small break away from the city. I liked...
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Why on earth would you study Russian?
01.08.2018
 And other questions that need to be answered about learning languages... When I meet people, they often quickly find out that I am a language freak. Their reactions vary but follow a predictable pattern. Those questions, no matter how cliché, actually arise from legitimate concern or curiosity. If you study or speak more than one language, or if you are planning to do so, here are a couple of questions that people most probably will ask you, and that you...
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The University of many names
01.08.2018
Have a look at the University of Latvia’s main building. It is only three minutes away from the Russian Language Academy Durbe, on the same boulevard, Raiņa bulvāris! If you go for a walk along the canal, take a rest and have a look at the students coming in and out of the main entrance. Did you notice? They all avoid the central stairs and take either the left or right stairs. The reason behind it? A superstition! Taking the central...
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Old Riga through Marianne's eyes!
25.07.2018
Всем привет! My name is Marianne and I am the new summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe. I come from France but I study in the UK. On my first day as an intern, I took part in a walking tour offered to all the students of the Academy for them to discover Riga. If you want to find out about the most ancient part of the capital of Latvia and do not fear heat, follow our guide,...
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“Spectacular Russian – the challenge makes it interesting!”
14.06.2018
From favorite words in Russian to hardworking locals of Latvia – Michael from Hong Kong talks about his Russian language study experience in Riga:   Durbe: What makes Russian an interesting language in your opinion? Michael: For me, the Russian language is spectacular - quite difficult to learn, but the challenge makes it super interesting!   Durbe: What are 3 most difficult words for you in the Russian language? Michael: Oh! That’s easy! 1) Здравствуйте [zdrávstvujte] – formal „hello” 2)...
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