I would like to strongly recommend the Russian Language Program offered by the Ruslanguage school in Moscow directed by Dr. Artur Baishev. As a professor of Foreign Languages at James Madison University in Virginia, I was interested in exploring the possibilities of establishing ties with a Russian school and also in learning Russian myself.
I therefore enrolled as a participant in the study program of the Ruslanguage school.
It must be said that the Ruslanguage school is very flexible in dealing with American Universities and provides a “hands-on”, individualized approach to each student whether it is a question of the procurement of documents, of level of language instruction, the excursions in and around Moscow or the time spent in St. Petersburg.
I was extremely fortunate to have been given two different but friendly, efficient and supportive classroom instructors. Even more importantly, Dr. Baishev and Ms. Zaitseva were quite organized and always readily available for any questions and help. They both breathe a youthful and welcome energy into all aspects of the program. They accompanied the students on outings, participated in picnics, helped prepare food and Dr. Baishev’s guitar was present on more than one occasion.
As a faculty member who has guided several study-abroad programs, I recognize and appreciate the work, time and talent behind the creation of this one, which doubtlessly had more obstacles to overcome than creating a program in London, Paris or Rome for example.
The other American professors who accompany their students are equally helpful and enjoy an excellent working relationship with Dr. Baishev et al. I am personally most interested in returning for a second year of exposure to the Russian Language and Culture.
I will again choose the Ruslanguage school rather than look elsewhere.