Russia: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

Signing up for a homestay means navigating a new culture, family and diet. From dietary restrictions to vehement dislikes, here's how to find your place at the table. 
June 17, 2019

Rushing to Russia

At 16, I found the perfect study abroad program. There was just one thing standing in my way: My mom. 
My culture shock took so long, I didn’t notice that it was happening.
The definition of "fluent" is more fluid than it seems.
Five things I've learned on an international internship with a Russian NGO.
Weekend jaunts to London or Paris? No, thank you. 
Cold, unfriendly and unforgiving? Think again. Three myths about the northern region that need to be debunked now. 
Academic immersion means stepping out of the classroom and into a bigger learning environment.
Does adapting to Russia mean choosing to be "beautiful"?
September 27, 2018

What it Means to "Gulyat"

I walked my way from being a tourist to a resident of St. Petersburg.
September 1, 2018

The Many Faces of Russia

What's the difference between Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union?
What's in a name? As Katrina learns while studying abroad in Russia, a lot. 
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