Russian Studies in Real Russia
Place: Ekaterinburg, Urals
Credits: 4 ECTS
Deadline: 20 May
The program focuses on Ekaterinburg, which is Russia’s third capital and fourth largest city that is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. We take you to the heart of the Ural Mountains region, to Ekaterinburg, which is one of Russia’s major industrial, economic and cultural centers, to discover together the historical and cultural aspects of Imperial Russia, Soviet Russia and Contemporary Russia.
The Summer School “Russian Studies in Real Russia“ is an intensive Russian language course, that includes various linguistic activities such as linguistic games, quests and Russian animated cartoons.
The course of Russian as a foreign language will be held for students of different language levels (A0-C1) in the groups of 5-10 people:
Moreover, on a daily basis, students will be involved in a dynamic student life filled with classes, workshops, and exciting extracurricular activities devoted to Russian studies and, in particular, the School theme.
After the summer course students will acquire remarkable linguistic and Russian as a foreign language skills, as well as a rich and practical knowledge of the political status and the role of women in Russia.
In addition, participants will visit the most famous city sights and museums: the Square of 1905, Lenin’s Monuments, the Church on Blood, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Soviet Lifestyle Museum. Moreover, students will be able to cross the borders between Europe and Asia and enjoy the view of the Ural mountains and forests. They will also visit Siberian villages, taste Russian cuisine and take part in a pottery workshop.
In Ekaterinburg, students will live in a hostel sharing the room with other 1-3 school participants (rooms for girls and boys are separated). The hostel is located in the downtown, which is 5-7 min. walk to the University, where all classes and activities will take place.
Breakfast in Ekaterinburg is included daily and at the choice of each participant (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian): porridge, scrambled eggs, toasts with jam, syrniki (Russian breakfast made from cottage cheese), bliny (Russian pancakes), etc. For lunch and dinner, students can choose any restaurant or café in the city, a university canteen, a hostel café, or prepare meals by themselves in the hostel kitchen.
Upon arrival at the airport or railway station of Ekaterinburg, each participant will be met and accompanied to the hostel by the School volunteers at any day and time.
In addition, our friendly volunteers and the manager will accompany and help School participants in the city, if needed.
We offer a safe, active and rewarding experience in Russia!
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