Our host families are amazing!
Let us present you one of our typical host family!
Tatyana Gorbacheva is 55 years old. She works as a manager in insurance company, lives with her mother and they are very nice talkative women. Tatyana is interested in English and trips, she enjoyes dances and travels by car in Karelia. Her mother Valentina Federovna is 81 years old, she is a pensioner, she likes watching TV news and very often when students come back home after School classes, she shares TV news with them and helps to do homework.
It takes about 15-30 minutes to get from their flat to the school on foot or by bus. As other families she meets all students in railway station or airoport. After student classes, she invites them to visit her дача (coutry-side house), museums, opera, ballet, dance club and so on.
Our student Mirjana Pantic from Bosnia really enjoyed her stay with Tatyana and her mother. All together they visited ballet “Swan lake” in our Musical theatre, romani dance class, dacha, botanical garden and so on. Just within the two weeks!
Another student of Russian Language School Arent from Switzerland stayed for 3 times with Tatyana and her mother and after they became a real friends, he bought ticket for Tatyana and invited her to celebrate his birthday in Switzerland.
Poina Alieva, Program Coordinator