"Learn Russian in the European Union" project, LatInSoft SIA
"Learn Russian in the European Union" project, LatInSoft SIA Programs
Brush up on your knowledge of Russia through a semester-abroad program at Daugavpils University. The Russian Language, Literature, and Culture is hosted by the university’s...
Interested in the Russian language? Sign up for a program in Russian Language and East European Studies offered by “Learn Russian in the EU”. The customized semester-abroad...
"Learn Russian in the European Union" project, LatInSoft SIA Reviews
Learn Russian in the EU - it's worth it!
Submitted by Zach - University of Wisconsin-Madison | April 21, 2017
I cannot speak highly enough of my study abroad at Daugavpils University in Daugavpils, Lativa. As an aspiring academic, I was thrilled that my coursework was tailored to my language abilities and academic goals and interests. While studying in Daugavpils, I was able to work individually with experts in my areas of study, improving both my language abilities and my knowledge of specific research areas.
The administration of the Learn Russian in the EU program was excellent. They worked with me on every step of the process, from determining an academic program to arranging housing, and provided every necessary support while I was in country. The program administrators also provided cultural and historical information about Latvia when I arrived, which was extremely helpful to me as a person with extensive experience in Russia, but no prior experience in the Baltic states.
Daugavpils is a small, but comfortable city. I felt very safe while there, and enjoyed walking around the city, buying groceries at the central market, and sitting in green parks. It is also very easy to travel to other Baltic cities from Daugavpils by bus or train - Riga is only a three-hour journey, and very much worth seeing.
I highly recommend the Learn Russian in the EU program to individuals or groups looking for a superior-quality course of study and a unique experience of Baltic East Europe.
Submitted by Liam - University of Edinburgh | March 11, 2017
I spent half of my year abroad for university in Daugavpils with the 'Learn Russian in the EU' program. It was a great, unforgettable experience which helped my Russian language. The host-family situation was a highlight as the family were very nice and welcoming and only spoke Russian with me which furthered my language. The university program was challenging but it was a good experience to be immersed and become a student there. As we were the first couple of people in this particular situation, I know that the program has been improved since with the programs being more suitable for the students levels. Daugavpils was a beautiful city with a good mix of urban and country life. There was a lot to do and great places to eat and hang out and meet people. The excursions offered on this course were also another highlight as they were very interesting and the tours were all carried out in Russian. It allowed you to get out of Daugavpils and see more of the country too.
The whole experience was great and Daugavpils is a unforgettable place to spend some time!