Our internships take place in three cities in the European part of Russia — Voronezh, Ryazan, and near Kostroma (bottom to top on the map)
In these provincial cities, the pace of life is slower and fewer people speak English. This way, you practice your Russian and interact with Russians more frequently. Local narratives stretching back centuries offer new perspectives on Russian and global history.
Translation take place in Voronezh. If you do camp, you will be near Kostroma or Ryazan. Teaching is in Voronezh or Ryazan.
Voronezh is a typical example of a fast-developing regional
Bustling and busy, Voronezh is a city on the move. Modern high-rises blend easily with Soviet and czarist-era architecture, and a large student body gives it a youthful flair. The local cappuccinos are brewed to a standard a Brooklyn hipster would appreciate and the nightlife feels distinctly European. If you’re into history, check out the local museums. Looking for a research topic? Get a library pass, and check out the local collection. Whatever you want, Voronezh does not disappoint.
Ryazan (population: around 500,000) is as beautiful as it is inspiring. Over one thousand years old, the city is an important cultural, educational, and economic
Ryazan is a city that is aware of its heritage. Walking the streets, you see newly built high-rises that reflect the city’s drive towards modernity. But these mingle easily with the stone and wooden city of the past. Generous parks and gardens give Ryazan an airy feel, with the majestic Ryazan fortress above the Oka River at the
Your host city will be a small town of about 20,000 people, about an hour’s drive from Kostroma — a stop on the stunning Golden Ring to the northeast of Moscow. Founded in the 13th century, the host city turned 800 years old in 2014.
Notwithstanding its long history, the town is small. It is