Discover Moscow: Soft skills development, Visits to the organizations, Sightseeing

Moscow is one of the most diverse and controversial cities in the world! Do you want to make your own opinion about this unique city and not just judge by what you hear in media? Then we invite you to an absolutely special event which will open your eyes and let you see true Moscow and have a great time there!

Usually, our trips allow to learn something within a particular topic and do a bit of sightseeing in the city! However, this trip is quite different! This trip is meant for people with diverse backgrounds who want to see Moscow, enjoy its beauty, try to understand the Russian soul and also learn something which could be useful for their future professional career.

We designed this course for those who value their time and would like to have intense trips where within one week they can learn and see a lot and moreover – get an eye-opener about the country which is surrounded by so many stereotypes and myths! This trip is a unique opportunity where you can get a great experience, have an unforgettable time and gain a lot for your personal and professional development! One of the aims of the Netherlands Education Group is to help people to realize their full potential! We believe the events like this where you visit a new country which is so different from your home country contribute greatly to your future success!

We invite you to join the trip where you will have the opportunity to visit actual organizations in Moscow, to meet people who work there, to learn how the organizations function in Moscow and ask any questions you have. It is not a secret that Russia today is living under the challenged political regime – how does it influence the work of the organizations there and people? Please come and find out!

Moscow has amazing museums and amazing places that are worth to see. During this trip, you will visit those places and have the chance to fully enjoy all the tourist attractions in Moscow!

In addition to visits to the organizations and sightseeing, the participants will be offered the sessions with an experienced trainer on the development of soft skills that can be useful for the successful international career.

The course is organized by the Netherlands Education Group. The participants will be provided with the certificates from the Netherlands Education Group about the successful completion of the course.

Program

The participants arrive on Sunday and leave on Sunday next week. On arrival and departure day there will be no activities planned. So you can decide yourself what would you like to do during those days.

From Monday till Saturday we will offer you the intense program full of various activities. The events will include:

Visits to the organizations – we will visit the organizations to meet the staff and learn about their work. The exact list of the organizations will be designed closer to the event where we will know more about the backgrounds of the participants. We will try to choose the organizations for the visits based on the interests on the participants. At the same time if you have a strong interest in a visit to a particular organization you can email us with the request and we can see if we can organize a visit to this particular organization. It also might be if some participants have strong interests in visits to particular organizations and other participants do not have an interest in those organizations we can also try to organize some individual visits. We will do our best to try to make sure that each participant will visit the organizations in accordance with their interest.

Development of soft-skills – during this course you will have the opportunity to develop your soft-skills. The sessions will be provided by an experienced trainer on the development of soft-skills. Among other soft skills the following skills will be developed during the course – group work, leadership, intercultural communication.

Sightseeing – we will offer you a great program of visits to the best tourist spots in the city. Of course, you will visit Red Square and Kremlin! And in addition to those – a lot more!

The detailed program will be sent to participants before the event.

Accommodation

The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists of 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities, the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants. In case of the good weather, the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!

It is possible to arrive one/a few days earlier or leave one/a few days later. The fee for every extra night is 50 euro per night. You will be provided accommodation for extra nights at the training center, but no meals will be provided during these additional nights.

If you would like to book additional nights – please let us know and we will provide a visa invitation for a longer period. It is not possible to request a visa invitation for a longer period and stay at another venue for additional nights. Due to strict migration regulations, we can provide a visa invitation for a longer period only if you spend all the nights within your stay at the venue of our training center.

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro*. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any scholarships.

* 245 euro for Russian applicants

Visa

Nationals of most of the countries need a visa to enter Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advise you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note the visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation, you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually, it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of the cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most cases, the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens, the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of the countries, you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Apply

Just click to apply via website

Or you could send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55