The Homestay Experience: Living with a Russian Babushka

The Homestay experience can seem daunting, but after a while, you'll settle right in!

When I studied in St Petersburg last year, I decided to stay with a host-family, or homestay. I had done the same when I studied in Yaroslavl, so I had an idea of what to expect. Nonetheless, it was still a daunting prospect. I was still apprehensive about a few things; would I get on… Continue reading

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Moscow Bombing – all students safe and accounted for

Dear friends and colleagues The latest terror attack in Russia hitting the countries busiest international airport Domodedovo killed at least 35 travelers and injured hundreds. We are relieved to report that all students and staff are now accounted for. At Liden & Denz we all are shocked and saddened by this senseless attack on innocent… Continue reading

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The Museum of Political History in St Petersburg

The Museum of Russian Political History in St Petersburg, located next to the Peter and Paul Fortress, contains amazingly informative exhibitions of Russia’s political history since the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. It is very impartial, lays events out in the clearest of light and even the building itself is of importance in relation… Continue reading

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