The project presentation
The project “Learn Russian in the European Union” oficial video
A unique Russian-language enclave within the European Union: nearly everyone speaks standard modern Russian as their native language; no visa required for citizens of many countries. Daugavpils is the perfect location for study abroad programs in the Russian language and East European Studies. Our students can take advantage of fully customized individual and group Russian-language immersions, semester-abroad academic programs in the Russian language and literature with the credit transfer, internships in academia, research, municipal government, law enforcement and friendly Russian-speaking host families.
Discover your own Daugavpils!
Carey from Maryland, USA
Carey is a Doctoral student, that studies in Daugavpils under a Boren Fellowship. His speaks about his two-semester program and different activities. Carey also compares his expectations and experience.
Christian from Colorado, USA
Christian from Colorado liked the city festival concerts, as well as local food and banya, which he would like to visit one more time.
Katharine from Pennsylvania, USA
Katharine from Pennsylvania has fallen in love with her host family very much and has appreciated all the advantages of full language immersion.
Samantha from New York, USA
Samantha from New York feels Daugavpils as pleasant and cozy city, where everybody is ready to come to assistance both in Russian and in English.
Timothy from North Carolina, USA
Timothy, who’s doubts were dispelled very quickly by new friends and awesome family, tells about study and leisure time possibilities in Daugavpils.
Maxime from Saint-Jérôme, Canada
Maxime from Canada tells that Daugavpils is really unique, cozy and safe place, where you can not only learn language, but also find many new friends.
Elena from Ticino, Switzerland
Elena from Switzerland was astonished of the European city, where everybody speaks Russian and where she has tried Russian cuisine for the first time.
Paulina from Stara Tura, Slovakia
Pauline from Stara Tura, Slovakia says that Daugavpils surpassed all her expectations and helped to make friends with students from other countries.
Petra from Bratislava, Slovakia
Petra from Slovakia describes how Russian people differ in Daugavpils and Moscow, and why Daugavpils is better for learning Russian than other cities.
Liam from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Liam from Scotland tells about how comfortable he felt while learning Russian in Daugavpils not only with the teachers, but also with local students.
Connor from Seattle, Washington, USA
Connor from Washington D.C. says that he enjoyed not only learning Russian, but also history and culture of Daugavpils.
Jason from Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Jason, a military history enthusiast from United States, found a lot of interesting historical sites and met a wonderful family thanks to which significantly improved his knowledge of the Russian language.
Josh from Sidney, Australia
Josh from Sydney describes Daugavpils as an excellent city for the daily practice of the Russian language and as an interesting place where two cultures mix.
Sercan from Istanbul, Turkey
Serchan from Istanbul tells about the teachers due to whom he fell in love with the Russian language and about the open to communication residents of Daugavpils.
Jesse from Sacramento, California, USA
Jesse from California, United States is really happy that he had the chance to meet a lot of people from around the world in Daugavpils and see many places that are worth a visit for everyone.