Why Studying in Irkutsk is Really Worth It

Want to learn Russian and feel the “real Russia”? Then come to Irkutsk! I spent two months this winter at the L&D school in Irkutsk and I am extremely happy with my stay. The school only recently opened and is based right in the city center of Irkutsk which is great. Located in a nice… Continue reading

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#studentlife: (No) Free Time

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#studentlife: (No) Free Time For the last three months I have been living with my friend Karina, a student in one of Moscow’s top universities. In a previous #studentlife post, I wrote about the inefficiencies faced by Karina and many other Russian students within their chosen educational establishments, from corruption to the lack of influence… Continue reading

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#studentlife : Hard Times and Strong Tea

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#studentlife : Hard Times and Strong Tea Life for a university student anywhere in the world is, and should be, hard. Of course students have diverse experiences: some work during their studies, whilst others don’t; some commute from far-flung family homes, whilst others live in nearby rented accommodation, often financially crippling themselves in the process.… Continue reading

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