Frequently asked questions

  • What accommodation options and meal plans are available?

    “Learn Russian in the EU” partners with Russian-speaking host families. These families offer much more than convenient lodging and good meals for our international students – they are integral to the program’s language training Living with a host family will give students an unforgettable linguistic and cultural experience.

    Accommodation with Russian-speaking host families comes with breakfast and dinner on workdays and three meals on weekends.

    Students may also count on assistance in finding an individual rental apartment if desired.

    Please find more about our host family services here

  • What is the withdrawals and refund policy for study abroad programs?

    Students who withdraw from a study abroad program are subject to the Learn Russian in the EU policies regarding withdrawal and refund:


    Full refund

    • If due to any reason Learn Russian in the EU cancels a study abroad program, we offer a full refund of all Program Fee payments received.
    • If we are notified at least 30 days before the start date, we offer a full refund of all Program Fee payments received.
    Partial refund

    • If we are notified less than 30 days before the start date, we refund 60% of all Program Fee payments received.
    • If we are notified during the first 10 days upon the program start, we refund 40% of all Program Fee payments received.
    No refund

      • The Participation Confirmation fee of 100 Euro is non-refundable.
  • How the payments should be made?

    Our invoices will be uploaded to the personal student account.

    The semester fee is payable in two 50% installments. The first payment must be completed before the program begins and the second payment is expected within 6 weeks of the start of the semester program.

    We recommend making card payments through the student account. Bank wire transfer is also possible.

  • What does the Program Fee include?

    The Tuition Fee includes all activities and services related to delivering the selected study program: in-class tuition, excursions, long stay visa, in-country support services, and etc.

    The other components are the host family lodging with breakfast and dinner, books and materials, local transportation pass, and local insurance.

  • What is the Participation Confirmation Fee?

    The Participation Confirmation payment reserves your spot and allows us make initial reservations and planning for running your program. The Participation Confirmation Fee is a non-refundable payment.

  • How experienced are your teachers?

    All our teachers are native Russian speakers. They all hold Master or Doctoral degree in teaching Russian, foreign language teaching, Russian literature, or Russian linguistics. All our teachers have at least 8 years of experience in teaching the Russian language to foreign students. Many of them are Daugavpils University professors.

  • Customized program for each student

    Each student can maximize training outcomes by customizing the program content and logistics.

    The program parameters and content can be adjusted towards the target language level, lesson schedule, areas in grammar or communication, and even literature, political science, history, and other topics to be covered.

    In the registration form, the student specified the time zone and preferred lesson time options. We will consider this information when preparing class schedules.

  • Who can study Russian online with Learn Russian in the EU

    Learn Russian in the EU considers online instruction is more efficient for students with at least elementary Russian language knowledge (alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and reading), but we can consider absolute beginners as well.

    The language of instruction may be English or Russian, depending on the student’s skills level and preferences.
    The minimum student age is 18 years.

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