• Study Russian abroad in Daugavpils, Latvija
  • Write to us:
  • Call to us: +37165407209, +37129544413

Terms and conditions

Effective from October 22, 2015

Application

  • To apply for a Russian course, please complete on-line application form.
  • We discuss opportunities, wishes and priorities of a student and develop a specifically tailored training course and a budget proposal that will fully match the requests.
  • Upon receiving an approval from the customer, we prepare an invoice that shows the full amount. This invoice usually requests an advance payment (the registration fee + deposit) the student has to pay for securing the course.

Payments

  • All prices on the web site are shown in EUR.
  • Registration fee covers the cost of the welcome kit, training materials, coffee breaks and other services related to your study and accommodation.
  • The registration fee and the deposit are payable in 2 weeks after receiving the invoice.
  • For individual training programs:
    • The balance has to be paid during the first week of training.
    • If your course begins in less than 3 weeks we will ask you to pay the full amount in advance.
  • If your course begins in less than 3 weeks we will ask you to pay the full amount in advance.
  • We accept bank wire transfers, credit cards or PayPal payments.
  • Bank charges will be at the expense of the student.

Lodging options

  • Our students stay either with a Russian-speaking host family or in a hotel.
  • The majority of our students select the host family accommodation option that gives them an excellent opportunity to feel like a real family member, experience daily life and traditions, encourages them to use the Russian language in a relaxed and natural environment.
  • We highly recommend deciding on a lodging option in advance.

Directions on travel to Daugavpils

  • After landing at Riga airport (RIX) you should go by taxi or a bus to the Central railway station or the Central bus terminal, which are located near each other in the center of Riga. The ride will take 20-30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.
  • Comfortable buses and trains depart to Daugavpils frequently. The trip from Riga to Daugavpils takes 3-4 hours.
  • Please check out the train schedule and the bus schedule.
  • Upon request we can provide a transfer service from airport to Daugavpils. Please request a transfer service in the application form.

Let us know your arrival details

  • Please make sure your arrival details are known to us in advance.
  • In Daugavpils we always meet our students at the bus terminal or train station and take them to the place of their accommodation free of charge.

Insurance

  • We advise students to obtain appropriate travel insurance in advance.
  • We also recommend obtaining an insurance policy in case of travel changes or cancellation.
  • For project groups we highly recommend acquiring a local health insurance, which is very helpful in solving minor health issues during the course.
  • The training center premises and vehicles are fully insured.

Visas

  • Citizens of many countries do not require a visa to visit Latvia.
  • Currently the school does not provide visa support services.

Communication

  • The school provides the students with a basic mobile phone and local SIM card with a small deposit for local and international calls. Funds can be easily added to the card account if necessary.
  • If you bring your own phone, please make sure it supports communication standard GSM 900/1800.
  • All host families have access to the Internet, usually Wi-Fi.
  • The students can use Wi-Fi access to the Internet in the training center facilities. Daugavpils also offers many public places with free Wi-Fi coverage.

Cancelation policy

  • If for whatever reason at our side, we cancel a course before it starts, we refund all advance payments we have received from a student or an organization.
  • If a student or organization asks us about changing the course start date and this request can be met, no penalty fees applied.
  • If a student or organization cancels the registration
    • 30 days or more before the course begins, we refund all advance payments less the registration fee;
    • 29-15 days before the course begins, we refund all advance payments less the registration fee and the deposit of 150 Euro;
    • 14 days or less before the course begins, or after the course has started, or does not arrive to the course, then we do not refund any advance payments except in the case of the student’s illness or a family death. In this case any refund is at the discretion of the school.
  • In case a student interrupts the training due to illness or a family death, we may either negotiate the student’s return for the remaining part of the course, or will refund the remaining course fee less any expenses incurred by us. Any refund is at the discretion of the school.

Force majeure

  • We reserve the right to change the program in an appropriate way in case of riots, strikes, war or other events of force majeure. The school cannot be held responsible for changes occurring as a result of these events.