Why Learn Russian
in the European Union

 

Our major features

 

Learn Russian in the European Union, established in 2004, is a provider of customized Russian-language study abroad programs for US and European universities, government institutions, and private learners.

 

 

 

Learn Russian in the European Union is a trademark,
used by two accredited educational institutions

  • Private-owned Training Center LATINSOFT.
  • State-owned Daugavpils University;

This cooperation ensures:

  • efficient and flexible program design, planning, and implementation management;
  • high teaching quality and diverse study courses availability.

Learn Russian in the EU works in Daugavpils, Latvia,
the largest Russian-speaking city in the European Union and NATO.

Learn Russian in the EU works in Daugavpils,
Latvia, the largest Russian-speaking city
in the European Union and NATO.

 

Full Russian language immersion
in the European Union

Learn Russian in the EU operates in Daugavpils, Latvia. Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia and the perfect location for Russian language immersions. It is a unique place – a Russian-language enclave, where nearly everyone speaks standard modern Russian as his or her native or primary language. Russian is the language of everyday communication in Daugavpils.

Daugavpils was once part of both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. The city has a remarkable historical legacy tied to Russia and Russian-European relations. We offer the best combination of urban environment, nature, landscape, and lifestyle, which is closest to the experience one would have in the cities of Central Russia. As the result, students studying in Daugavpils will develop a much better understanding of Russian culture, traditions, and the way of life.

Daugavpils is a very safe and convenient place for study and living.

Our experience

Learn Russian in the EU runs semester, academic year, summer, and winter study abroad programs for undergraduate university students, numerous custom study abroad programs for US and European universities, service academies, and government institutions, as well as tailored one-on-one programs for professionals and individual learners.

Learn Russian in the EU flexibility, ability to meet customers’ goals and preferences, strong academic results, and efficient project management have laid the foundation for long-term cooperation with reputable US and European institutional customers.

Academic opportunities

 

Learn Russian in the EU offers exciting academic opportunities to university students and faculty members. Many our custom programs for universities include undergraduate students enrollment at Daugavpils University and academic credit transfer.

Many our custom programs for universities include undergraduate students enrollment at Daugavpils University and academic credit transfer.

We offer an unmatched selection of for-credit academic courses available in Russian to Learn Russian in the EU students.

Individually Tailored program and work with leading Daugavpils University professors on diverse topics of their study and research interests.

Graduate students, PhD students, and foreign university faculty members may request an Individually Tailored program and work with leading Daugavpils University professors on diverse topics of their study and research interests.

Host families

 

Learn Russian in the EU operates a whole system of carefully selected, vetted, trained, and monitored Russian host families.

Lodging with Russian-speaking host families is a core features of Learn Russian in the EU study abroad programs. Being treated as a member of a family gives students an ideal opportunity to practice Russian in an authentic environment and to experience firsthand the Russian way of life.

Excursions, study trips, and cultural program

 

One of our goals is introducing students to the ethnic, historical, and cultural diversity of Daugavpils and Latvia in the context of their historical and contemporary relations with Russia. Learn Russian in the EU semester abroad and other long-term programs include many short excursions on weekday, as well as several study trip destinations.
 
Usually, we offer long weekend study trips around Latvia and neighboring Lithuania and Estonia. Our staff frequently publishes information on concerts, exhibitions, shows at Daugavpils Theater, sports, and other events, which may be interesting to the students and contribute to their study abroad experience.

Services and support

 

Learn Russian in the EU staff provides a 24/7 support to all students. We are always reachable and ready to help.
In order to ensure comprehensive student services, we collaborate with major healthcare institutions, carefully selected hotels, as well as reliable transportation, insurance, and catering providers across the region.
Our students’ safety and health are our primary tasks. We offer local health insurance and help with doctor appointments, provide transportation and interpreter services.
Among other core services, we can provide group and individual transfers from Riga airport, local SIM cards, organize group lunches, provide monthly passes to transportation and gyms, and more.