Crossroads Eurasia Programs
Crossroads Eurasia Reviews
My teaching experience in Voronezh
Submitted by Aidan - Seton Hall University | October 24, 2016
This summer I had the opportunity to spend five weeks teaching English in Voronezh, Russia. Although I know many classmates who made trips to Russia to take language classes, making the decision to teach English there instead was one of my best decisions when it came to understanding foreign cultures. Not only was the Crossroads Eurasia staff incredibly helpful with the process of taking care of the paperwork necessary for going abroad, but they took care of my living accommodations, food, and internship placement. I was able to teach young Russian Business professionals English and made close relationships with them both in and outside of the classroom, and had a flexible schedule which allowed for me to travel often within the surrounding region. Not many people who travel abroad are able to make friends with so many natives of the region they visit, especially with study abroad trips that restrict your communication to students from your own country. In addition, I became incredibly close with my host family, and they helped me develop my Russian speaking skills and cultural knowledge of Russia to a level I never could have if I read from a textbook all day. If you want an opportunity to develop professional skills by teaching your language to others, travel, learn a new language, and make life-long friends, Crossroads Eurasia is the program for you!
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.