The choice of the right type of accommodation is an important decision as students typically spend more time at home than in the classroom.
We understand that people have differing needs and interests. For this reason we offer several accommodation options enabling each student to choose the most appropriate type.
Home-stay (host family) accommodation: providing the best opportunity to get to know the Russian way of life and offering the best possible language practice. Home-stay is available with breakfast only or half board (full board on weekends).
Shared flats offer an independent lifestyle at very affordable prices. This is a popular option for young people and university students. Shared flats are self catering.
Studio apartments offer higher standards than shared flats and guarantee full privacy and independence. Studios are on request only. Our accommodation officer will help to find an appropriate apartment either in St.Petersburg or Moscow.
Hotels of all categories can be booked directly with the school. While hotel rates in Moscow are quite high year round, St. Petersburg offers good deals – particularly in the mini-hotel sector. Hotels can also be booked without course. This is not possible for other accommodation options.
All accommodation offered by the school has been inspected by a member of staff. It is our accommodation officer’s job to make sure that all our students choose the option, which fits them best.
Some students prefer to stay with friends or would like to organise their own accommodation , which is fine. In that case however, we cannot provide our courtesy arrival transfers.