Most of the students who are going to learn Russian in our language school worry about the same things. We’ve made a list of frequently asked questions in order to make the travel arrangements process easier for our students. “EnjoyRussian” language school is ready to assist the students and provide necessary information.

How to get to Petrozavodsk?

Firstly you need to book a flight/train to Moscow, St. Petersburg or Finland and from there you can come to Petrozavodsk!

If you arrive to St.Petersburg you may choose:
– night train (8 hours)
– daily train (5 hours)
– private car is also possible (6 hours of road)

If you arrive to Moscow, you may
– book night train (about 14 hours)
– take a flight to airport not far from Petrozavodsk (2 hours flight)
Your hostfamily will pick you up at Petrozavodsk railway station.

Train tickets can be booked online on the Russian railways official web-site..

You can get from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk by train or bus. We can also arrange an individual transfer for you from Helsinki or other Finnish city directly to your host family. The price is around 160 euro (from Helsinki), it will take 10-12 hours.

How to become a student of the "EnjoyRussian" Language School?

Step by step what you should do to become a student of the “EnjoyRussian” Language School:

1) Choose the Russian language course and apply on our website 
2) Pass the Russian level test online
3) Receive furhter steps via e-mail. Send a copy of your passport to get registered for the course.
4) Receive registration confirmation and sign the contact for the application fee
5) Transfer the application fee via PayPal https://www.paypal.me/enjoyrussia
6) Answer a short questionnaire required for your Invitation letter
7) Get your Invitation letter
8) Apply for your visa in the nearest consulate or visa center
9) Get your visa
10) Book the tickets and come to Petrozavodsk!

Could you make an Invitation letter for a Russian visa?

We’ll send you Invitation letter to apply for a Russian visa. We can give you the invitation letter for the period of your staying in Petrozavodsk + 1 or 2 extra weeks for travelling befor/after the course (max. 90 days). You will receive an Invitation letter after registration for the program and application fee payment.

What kind of visa can I get?

A student can receive only single-entry Russian visa (if a student applies for it with our Invitation letter). Visa is valid for the duration of the course plus several days for the trip.

Can I pay tuition fee before arrival?

Yes, you can pay tuition fee before arrival to the School. Students Advisor will explain how to do it.

How do you choose A Russian family for students?

Please follow this link to get more information about Russian hostfamily.

When can I arrive to my host family?

If a Russian language program starts on Monday students can arrive to the host family in advance, e.g. on Saturday or Sunday. Students pay homestay fee for 14 days (2 week program), 30 days (4 week program). So it includes weekends before and after classes. If students want to come earlier or stay longer they pay extra for each day. It is necessary to tell about the plans beforehand.

Arrival and the first day of the "EnjoyRussian" Language School

– Your host family will pick you up from the station in Petrozavodsk and get home. Just send your arrival details to our Students Advisor in advance.
– On the first day of the program the host family will accompany you to the School, show you the nearest bus stop and explain how to get back home.
– There will be Introduction meeting in the School before classes. You will get acquainted with Education Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Students Advisor. They will tell you about School facilities, educational process, test your oral level of Russian language (if needed), present you cultural activities program, give you our city map, local sim card and tell you what to do next. Students Advisor will take your passport and Migration card (please take along them), you will sign agreements for tuititon fee, make payments for your homestay and learning materials.
– There will be coffee break with all the students, teachers and school staff.
– After classes you will meet our Russian volunteers to have lunch, to go to the bank, mobile office, shop (if needed), top up your phone etc. And they will help you to get home.

Schedule of classes

The classes are hold from Monday till Friday.

For groups:
from 10:00 am till 11:30 am (2 academic hours of classes)
from 11:30 am till 12:00 (coffee break)
from 12:00 till 13:30 pm (2 academic hours of classes)

In summer time the classes are held in the morning 09.00 -12.15 and after lunch 12.30 – 15.45.

For individual students the schedule is made out according to their requirements.  Usually individual student has 2-5 academic hours of classes per day.

Final certificate

At the end of the course each student gets a Certificate. The Certificate contains information about the name and the duration of the program, amount of hours and students’ Russian language level on different language aspects (according to the CEFR).

If you don’t find necessary question you can always contact our Students Advisor

Apply for a course. Our coordinator will contact you within 24 hours