Our tips will help you organize your living in Russia in the studies period.
When going to study abroad, foreign students do not integrate at once into special cultural and social life features and, therefore, difficulties may arise at the early stages both in communication and in law compliance. What can you do to make life easier?
In Russia you can study both in Russian and in English. In the first case, you can improve your language knowledge at the Preparatory Department, which exists almost in every Russian university. If you are going to study in an English-language programme, it is still better to learn at least a few Russian phrases. By the way, some universities offer special short programmes of "everyday Russian" for better students’ adaptation.
In addition, there are language courses for future students, enabling them to get prepared not only for study in Russian but for communication with others as well. Communication with residents will equally be of use, since your neighbors, acquaintances or fellow students may help you at least with consolidation of your language practice if not with studying language, to give helpful advice and to expand your vocabulary.