Wonderful opportunity for professional and personal growth
Submitted by Marisa Dodd - George Washington University | October 06, 2015
My experience with Crossroads Eurasia in Ryazan, Russia was nothing short of incredible. The administration, as well as the in-country support network, work hard not only to ensure that participants are comfortable and taken care of, but also that they get as much exposure to the local culture as possible. The program offers the unique opportunity to live and work in smaller cities, which provides participants with an understanding of what it means to live in Russia outside of major international metropolises, such as Moscow or St. Petersburg. I am confident that the professional and personal relationships that I made will last a lifetime.
I would recommend this program to anyone even remotely interested in learning more about the Russian language, culture, and way of life.
Submitted by Linda Kleinfeld - University of the South | September 23, 2015
My Crossroads Eurasia trip was a wonderful way to strengthen my experience teaching English to non-native speakers. The six weeks that I spent in Ryazan was a good combination of cultural experience, teaching exposure, and freedom to explore! The support for resident Americans was steady and thorough, as everybody spoke good English, and the students were friendly and eager to learn. Additionally, my host family was wonderful and outgoing. All in all, invaluable!
Best way to do an Internship in Russia
Submitted by Ben Kaplan - Goucher college | August 31, 2015
I would highly recommend going through Crossroads Eurasia to anybody who is interested in doing an internship in Russia. They take care of everything for you in a professional and timely manner. From the very beginning, they make you feel welcome. Once you are in Russia, they make you feel safe and they check up on you from time to time.
Great Program for Quick Russian Learning
Submitted by Blake A - Georgetown University | November 26, 2014
Crossroads Eurasia is a great program for those whose primary goal is to learn Russian quickly via exposure. As you are placed in cities in provincial Russia, you see the real Russia and speak almost exclusively in Russian. As such, your language skills will increase very quickly and you will see Russia in the truest sense (as opposed to a more Westernized experience in Moscow or St.Petersburg). For those who enjoy teaching English, the working aspect is very enjoyable as well.
Wonderful experience in a gorgeous Russian provincial city
Submitted by Kailey - Drexel University | November 17, 2014
Working with Kristina, Katya, and Anna was absolutely fantastic, and the work was different every day, allowing my Russian to improve tremendously over three months.
Since the internship was only 20 hours per week, I was also able to travel to surrounding cities on weekends and explore different attractions around Voronezh in my spare time. My host family (who was actually a couple close to my age, so they were more like host friends :D) was so nice; it was a blast hanging out with them.
My summer in Voronezh is certainly not one I will soon forget!