• Learn Russian in the European Union

Russian Host Families

Our students can choose to stay with Russian host families or in a hotel.

We recommend staying in a private room in a typical local Russian-speaking family, where students can take advantage of a friendly atmosphere to practice using Russian in a relaxed and natural way.

Our carefully selected Russian host families always have time to talk to students, are patient, understanding, attentive, and prepared to provide help with any problem that may arise during the student’s stay in Daugavpils. 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. A home-stay does not always mean a traditional married couple with children. Above all we look for hosts who are sociable, like to meet new people, and can give a warm welcome to our students.

“Learn Russian in the EU” chooses potential host families very carefully. They must meet our requirements and high standards. We look not only for comfortable and clean living conditions, but for the family’s friendly attitude towards a new potential ‘family member’ as well. Before signing a contract with a potential host family, we inspect both the apartment and the prospective hosts. Thus, we ensure that a student living in that family will be safe and comfortable. Of course, we may inspect the family at any point during a student’s stay and are always willing to listen to respond to any complaints or special student needs.

Host Family Living Conditions:

  • Separate room;
  • Bed, table, chair, place for personal storage;
  • Bed linen, pillow, blanket, set of towels provided;
  • Space in refrigerator available;
  • Washing machine available;
  • Free Internet access;
  • Dietary requirements, if any, will be respected;
  • Kitchen and kitchen appliances can be used to make personal food;
  • Bathroom will be shared with the family members.

When placing a student with a host family, his/her wishes and needs such as non-smoking/smoking, allergies, vegetarian food, etc., will always be taken into account. We expect to make all the details of the accommodation and host family available to the student within 1-2 weeks before the beginning of the course.

Please read Terms and Conditions of Host Family Accommodations.