Student testimonials


Conor studied Russian on our academic year program at Daugavpils University. He thinks Daugavpils is a convenient and interesting town. He appreciates kind and welcoming people in Daugavpils.

USA, Washington

Learn Russian in the EU: Semester Abroad

You will hear from students, studying in different academic semester abroad programs at Daugavpils University. They have come from all over USA.


Wilton, from Alaska, is on his second “Learn Russian in the EU” study abroad program in Daugavpils. Four years ago, he came for six weeks and now he is on a semester-long program.



Eliza studies on “Learn Russian in the EU” Russian language and Political Science semester abroad program run at Daugavpils University. She talks about the advantages of studying political science in Russian and her language and cultural immersion experience.

Texas / USA


Carey is a doctoral student who studied in Daugavpils on a Boren Fellowship. Here he speaks about his two-semester program and compares his expectations with his experience in Daugavpils.

Maryland / USA


Connor, from Washington, not only enjoyed studying Russian in Daugavpils, but also appreciated the chance to learn about the city’s history and culture.

Seattle / Washington / USA


Pauline, from Stara Tura, Slovakia, maintains that Daugavpils surpassed all her expectations and the program helped her to make friends with students from other countries.

Stara Tura / Slovakia


Petra, from Slovakia, describes how Russian people in Daugavpils differ from those in Moscow, and why Daugavpils is better for learning Russian than other cities.

Bratislava / Slovakia


Liam, from Scotland, expresses how comfortable he felt learning Russian in Daugavpils – not only with teachers but also with local students.

Edinburgh / Scotland / UK


Jesse, from California, is thankful for the opportunity he had to meet people from all around the world in Daugavpils and for the chance to visit unique places that are always worth a visit.

California, Sacramento, USA


Rebecca arrived from Cambridge University, England for an intensive course in Russian to help her prepare for an exam. She enjoyed the city, practicing Russian with her hosts and discovering Latvia.

Cambridge University / England


Yudai arrived from Japan. He appreciated high-quality Russian language teaching as well as a wonderful city and people.

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