Frequently asked questions

  • Is it difficult to obtain a visa?

    Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Citizens of the European Union, the United States, Great Britain, and many other countries do not need a visa to arrive in Latvia.

    Students from the USA can stay in Latvia for a period of 180 days.

    If required, for semester abroad students, the program arranges a long stay (D type) visa while in Daugavpils.


    Learn more at STUDY IN LATVIA VISA-FREE.

  • Do you provide group courses?

    We provide group programs for universities, agencies, companies, and other institutional customers seeking a training solution for their students or employees.

    Undergraduate students on winter/summer/semester/academic year study abroad programs also may study in groups. This depends on course enrollment.

  • How I should plan my travel?

    We recommend arriving in Riga International Airport (RIX) not later than one day prior the program start day. Round-trip airport transfers RIX-Daugavpils is included into the semester abroad program tuition fee.

    Please let us know your arrival details timely.

  • Is insurance provided?

    Semester abroad programs include a local health and accidents insurance. This insurance is very convenient when dealing with minor health issues (consultations with a specialist, infection, trauma, tests, hospital service).

    Learn Russian in the EU provides 24/7 in-country support throughout the program.

    Quite often, students also bring their own insurance.

  • What additional services will be provided?
    • Orientation

    The on-site orientation opens the program. This session will introduce you to the academic program, history, culture, and unique features of our region, living with a host family, health and safety issues. We also take our students for a walking tour around Daugavpils to help them find shops, restaurants, gyms, and other places of interest.

    • Welcome Kit

    Students receive a comprehensive welcome kit with reference materials, including of the Student Handbook and Tour Descriptions, maps, and stationery.

    • Telecommunications

    High-speed Wi-Fi is available in classrooms, host families, and all public places, café, libraries, intercity buses, and trains.

    A local SIM card with mobile Internet access is included in the Welcome kit.

  • Is independent travel possible?

    Daugavpils is close to several countries and Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Students can take advantage of this to arrange their independent travel. Visa-free trips to Helsinki, Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague, and Berlin have been among the most popular of our students’ choices.

  • What regional study trips are available?

    A typical semester program includes extended weekend student trips around Latvia and to the capital city of Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Trakai in Lithuania, Tallinn in Estonia.

    This experience will provide students with a better understanding of complex relations between Baltic nations and major European powers throughout history.

    Hotel lodging is included in the program fee.

  • Do you provide weekday excursions?

    The program includes the Daugavpils walking tour, excursions to the Church Hill, Daugavpils Fortress, Mark Rothko Art Center, 20th Century wars military memorials, the Holocaust Memorial, Russian Old Believers ethnographic site, and other destinations in Daugavpils and surroundings.

  • Do you provide cultural and sports activities?

    Absolutely! Daugavpils can offer diverse cultural opportunities. Daugavpils Theater drama and musical performances in Russian, Mark Rothko Art Center exhibitions, concerts, and festivals will give you an insight into cultural life of Daugavpils. Our culture manager prepares event information and helps in obtaining the tickets.

    Our dedicated manager will arrange sports events, help you find the best option for your routine exercises, and take you to exciting competitions.

    Of course, visiting an authentic Russian banya (steam house) is also available!

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