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Study Russian and Celebrate the New Year in Riga!

06.11.2018
We prepared an exclusive festive offer and a special holiday present for you to improve your Russian skills and to spend an amazing New Year holiday in romantic Riga, full of Christmas lights with the anxious expectation of the New Year's miracle! New Year package includes: 1) Shared Flat accommodation from December 26, 2018, until January 5, 2019 (10 nights), single room, self-catering (residence, en-suite rooms accommodation upon request, ask for the price) 2) 20 Individual lessons, taken over 5 study days (December 27,...
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Bonding Experience with the Host Family

25.10.2018
Hi everyone! We have a host-family focused interview with our sunny student from the UK – Natasha, to share with you today!   Natasha, why did you choose to stay with the Russian HF? I wanted to be able to practise my Russian in a real-life situation. Also, I hadn’t been to a foreign country alone before and I felt that staying with a host family would be more ‘homely’. Please describe your experience with them. Very positive! Elena was...
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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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How to Obtain Funding for Study 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. Being conscious that traveling for your studies or to do a language 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. Ran to the train station and 1h15 later, 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 decided to visit...
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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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