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The perfect place to learn Russian
Daugavpils is the best place for intensive Russian study abroad and communication skills improvement training. Daugavpils is "the most Russian" town in Latvia and in the entire territory of the European Union and NATO.
In 2004 In 2004 under a brand name “Learn Russian in the European Union” Training Center LatInSoft began offering Russian immersions for students who wanted to learn Russian as a second language.
Since 2013 the "Learn Russian in the EU" project is a joint effort of the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics of Daugavpils University and Training Center LatInSoft.
We believe Daugavpils is a unique and even ideal location to learn Russian for many reasons:
- Daugavpils is a unique Russian linguistic enclave in the territory of the European Union;
- Our experience in providing tailored immersions for demanding customers;
- Academic transcripts as developed under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS);
- Home base for study trips to several post-Soviet countries – Lithuania, Belarus, Estonia, Russia;
- Safe and convenient place to live and study.
The location. Daugavpils, the second largest city of Latvia, is a Russian linguistic enclave in the European Union where Russian has been well preserved and is spoken as first language, making it “the most Russian city in the European Union”.
Our experience with demanding customers. In recent years our Russian language programs have become increasingly popular. Our clients include the U.S. military, the U.S. diplomats and Foreign Area officers, and individual students from various foreign countries seeking tailored courses of instruction. We also offer options for meals, lodging, and after class social programs.
ECTS academic transcripts. Daugavpils University is a part of our academic program. Since Latvia is an EU country, the University provides academic transcripts as developed by the European Commission and Council of Europe under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS credits are widely accepted by North American universities.
Home base for post-Soviet studies. All the Baltic capitals are easily accessible by bus. The Lithuanian border is 25 kilometers from our city.
Daugavpils is only 33 kilometers from the Belarusian border, the Russian border is 120 kilometers from Daugavpils. St. Petersburg and Moscow can be reached by a convenient overnight train. The Russian and Belarus consulates located in Daugavpils can issue a Russian or Belarusian visa in few days.
Safety and convenience. Daugavpils offers foreign students a safe and comfortable environment in which to study. Latvia and the other Baltic states have a higher standard of living in comparison with other former Soviet republics. Crime is lower and the service sector operates at a higher standard. As an EU country, Latvian infrastructure and medical services are developing according to Western European standards.