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Life in Russia

The decision to study abroad is a very serious step. You have to plunge into a foreign culture, adapt to new conditions, get used to a new climate and gradually learn Russian. But don’t fear the difficulties! The Russians are known for their hospitality and friendly manners, they will always help you. The most important thing is to prepare the required documents. Here you will find all the necessary information.

Study Abroad Programs are for experiential education. Picture the world as your classroom with each destination a new interactive textbook where instead of reading, you are experiencing history, art, culture, fashion, food and the arts in real-time! Maybe you have traveled overseas and had a taste of exploring a foreign city, a sandy beach, or a historical landmark. If you are looking for countries to study abroad and another opportunity to travel, to discover, learn, understand and connect with new people, studying abroad is a great option.


Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in Medicine, engineering and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia is much more affordable than in the USA or UK.Each year Russia accepts students from all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.

Safety Tips for international students in Russia

Safety Tips

Like any other country safety precautions must be taken in place , Nevertheless Russia is not more dangerous than any other developed country. therefore, don't forget about basic safety even in the quietest of places.

Public Places and Transport

Most visits to Russia are trouble-free, but petty crime does happen in any big city. Be alert to the possibility of mugging, pickpocketing and theft. Pickpockets are most likely to be active in public transport during rush hour and in crowded places. Simply follow these few simple tips and the chances of getting robbed will be next to none:

  • Stay alert while in public transport or in the crowd, do not get too absorbed in your gadgets.
  • Do not leave your personal items unattended
  • Do not go around the city with your bag or backpack wide open. When in a public place, hold your bag in front of you.
  • Do not display valuable items, such as – smartphones, tablets, expensive watches or jewellery in public.
  • Try not to have large sums in cash on you.
  • Do not keep your bank card PINs in one place.

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Russia is a vast country with enormous land and distances, some people say its makes a continent of its own but even if it is your first visit to Russia, it is not difficult to travel. The transport system is so conducive well managed, effective and well planed you never get late of delay making so efficient and effective for students.

Transport systems in Russia

Intercity travel is possible by coach, train, boat and plane. Discounts are also available for local trains (within one federal district): a 50% discount is available between September 1 and June 15. To apply this discount when purchasing a ticket or travel card, present your student card (student social card, depending on the region).

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Leisure Time

Clubs and parties are fantastic, but do not forget about basic safety.

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  • If you are going to a concert,party, night clubs, meet ups it is better to bring some friends along.
  • At an entertainment venue, try to stick together and keep an eye on each other's belongings. When the party is in full swing it is quite easy to be left without your bag, money or documents.
  • It is safer to get home by public transport or by taxi. If you decide to walk, stick to well-lit streets.
  • Try not to draw unwanted attention to yourself. If you spot some rowdy people up ahead, cross the street and proceed on the opposite side. Do not pay attention to their calls.

Taxi services

It is not a good idea to flag down a taxi, as: there is a good chance of getting a taxi driver who does not have a licence. Such people may include actual criminals – you risk not just losing your money, but also not getting where you wanted to get. Hire a taxi from an established company. It is safe and the fare is fixed. In a big city you can quickly find a taxi using a mobile app, such as Yandex Taxi, Google, Uber or GetTaxi etc.

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Identity Check

When off university campus, it is recommended to carry your passport, student ID and migration card with you. Do not be surprised if a police officer asks to see your ID. It is one of many counter-terrorism security measures taken not against you, but for your own safety. The threat of terrorism, one of the most serious global concerns, is taken very seriously in Russia. Russia is quite successful in counter-terrorism and takes special care about the security of Russian citizens and foreign nationals. Do not panic during security and ID checks. It is a standard crime prevention practice.

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Studying at a Russian university on a contract basis is an optimum combination of a price and quality: international students gain fundamental knowledge and prestigious diplomas for a very reasonable price. The tuition fees of Russian universities may be different, but in any case, it is lower than in Europe or in other countries.


Get an internship in Russia and explore the largest country in the world! Russia covers approximately an eighth of the world's inhabited area, almost twice the size of the United States and borders 14 countries. Due to its size, Russia has something to suit all travelers from the subtropical climate of the Black Sea to the arctic temperatures of Siberia.


Seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times, goes a Russian proverb. This is especially true with regard to choosing a foreign university. Even a thorough exploration of all the available information often doesn't give one a holistic impression, while a short stay will show if there's a good fit. The easiest way of doing it is to sign up for a summer school.


When you teach English abroad, you could have the opportunity to develop your teaching experience as well as your students’ language abilities. As part of teach abroad programs, you might study methods to help non-native speakers better grasp and comprehend the English language. Later in your academic career, you might even be able to apply those techniques in your own classroom.

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