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Midsummer in Riga - Let's Celebrate!

01.07.2022
Student Experience: Celebrate Midsummer in Riga Celebrating Midsummer in Riga is one of the many wonderful things about studying Russian in Latvia during the summer. In Latvia, these Midsummer holidays are otherwise known as Līgo and Jāni. The summer solstice holiday is a rich cultural experience that also provides an excellent opportunity to practice your Russian. Additionally, you also get to meet new people and visit the holiday market and festivals--all as part of the celebration! Celebrate Midsummer: Holiday Market...
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How do you celebrate summer solstice?

22.06.2020
Dear friends, it’s Midsummer, which means everyone in Latvia is in a holiday mood and celebrating summer solstice on June 23rd and 24th – “Jāņi day” and “Līgo day”! In Latvia it’s the most magical festival time, when everyone sings, dances, makes bonfires and is merry until sunrise. So how do you celebrate “Jāņi” exactly?   First of all, with family and friends somewhere in the nature. You make bouquets and wreaths out of herbs, oak leaves and summer flowers. You can feel the spirit of...
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Study Russian and enjoy your Summer

04.02.2020
Dear future students! Winter is a good time to start thinking about studying Russian in Summer! Riga is the perfect place to learn Russian during Summer! Here you may easily combine your Russian language lessons with fun and relax in the amazing Latvian nature! Enjoy your summer while studying Russian: see the top 3 unique places to visit in your free time! 1) Jurmala is an amazing seaside resort town just 30 minutes away from Riga by train. With its 30 km of beaches, Jurmala has everything you need for a supreme moment of relaxation: from beautiful white-sand beaches to pine woods to cool off. Furthermore, there are elegant wooden...
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Ice hockey in Riga, Latvia

19.12.2019
Latvian national sport  An ice hockey game in Riga, Latvia is definitely a great choice to enjoy your evenings in winter! Ice hockey is the national and most popular sport in Latvia! You can perceive how much Latvians care about it while sitting in the stands of the ice-hockey arena! The city team, Riga Dinamo, is a very high-quality team and takes part in the Kontinental Hockey League. Latvia started playing ice hockey in the 1930s, and just after 16...
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Tips about Riga to remember before you study Russian in Latvia

11.11.2019
Welcome to Riga! In order for you to get used to the city’s lifestyle, you’re encouraged to go through these essential tips. Study Russian abroad in Riga and enjoy your linguistic vacation to the fullest. Riga Map You will get a map of Riga on your first day of classes. In case you’d like to know Riga’s geography before your arrival, you can find a map of Riga here. RLA Durbe can be found by the address: Raina bulvaris 31, Riga. Public transportation...
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Tour of the Central Market

04.06.2019
Let's Go to the Central Market! After a day at RLA Durbe in the capital of Latvia - Riga, students (and interns) can relax by going on a tour of the Riga Central Market. Our tour guide Natasha was a sweet lady, she told us all about the history of the market and the importance of the Daugava River. She told us how barges would transport fresh produce from the provinces of Latvia to Riga and dock workers would laboriously...
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