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Experience Weekend in Moscow

Do you want to travel to some new place but all destinations look too standard or you have already been there? Are you looking for some really interesting and unique? Then we might have something to offer you! We invite you for an Experience Weekend in Moscow!

What is an Experience Weekend in Moscow? It is a great opportunity to spend a long weekend from Thursday to Tuesday in one of the most unique cities of the world – Moscow, the capital of Russia! During Experience Weekend you will learn a lot about Russia, meet Russian people, eat Russian food, live in a Russian house and of course – see the most interesting touristy places of Moscow! You will visit Red Square, Kremlin and a lot of other interesting places! Optional – you will be invited to experience Moscow night life! Did you hear that Moscow Never Sleeps? Want to check out? You will have the opportunity!

We invite you for the trip for long weekend in Moscow where you will have the opportunity to experience truly Russian life and visit all those touristy places that you have probably seen on TV multiple times!

Russia is such a well-known but as the same time unknown place! You have heard a lot about Russian from media. Probably you have some stereotypes about Russia. Are they true or false? Come and find out!

Moscow is the city of contrasts where you can see huge amount of the most expensive cars and hopeless poverty. Why is that? Why they can exist next to each other? Come and discover the true soul of Moscow.

This is a unique trip where you will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting touristy places but not just be a tourist. You will truly experience Russia. You will live in a Russian house, talk to a lot of Russian people and probably – start understanding Russia a little bit better by the end of the trip.

This trip is not just a tourism. This is an experience trip where you can get new emotions and experiences. This trip provide a chance to experience Moscow and to get to know it!

Join the trip to experience Moscow, to have great time and meet cool people!

Accommodation during the course will be provided in a modern Russian house. So you will not only visit Russia but you will also stay in a Russian house to understand better how Russians live. The house is really modern and can offer you a small gym, Jacuzzi and of course all other attributes of comfortable life! Moreover, the house has a fireplace where you can gather together with other participants for cozy evenings.

The trip is organized by the Netherlands Education Group. The participants will be provided the certificate of the attendance issued by the Netherlands Education Group.

Looking forward for some really cool travel where you can properly relax and get new experience? Then we hope to see you in Moscow!

Program

THURSDAY You arrive on Thursday. We will meet you at the airport and bring to the venue. There are no activities planned for this day so if you come early – you can spend the day in the city and already see some Moscow.

In evening of Thursday we will offer welcome dinner!

FRIDAY Friday will start with breakfast! But it won’t be an English breakfast. You will have Russian breakfast!

After the breakfast you will be invited to the training room. We will have guest speakers who will tell you about Russia, the situation in Russia today. They will share some information about culture and will reveal you the secret why the Russians never smile. You will learn about Russia and Russians and will start better understanding it. And of course you can ask any questions you have.

During the day you will be also offered 2 coffee-breaks with typical Russian cookies and sweets and also lunch and dinner. And of course lunch and dinner will consist on typical Russian dishes!

SATURDAY The day will start with….breakfast! And then you will be offered the tour in the city. Together with our colleague you will go to the city where you will be offered a tour around Moscow and visit to some cool touristy places!

You visit Moscow city center, Red Square, Kremlin and some places around.

In evening if you want – you can discover Moscow night life and go to some night clubs!

SUNDAY In morning – breakfast! And then – the city center! You will visit Gorkiy Park. After that you will be offered some other touristy places to visit.
MONDAY Your day will start from the breakfast and further you have a free day! You can spend the day as you want and visit the places that were still on your list but where you did not go the previous days.

If you have in mind some organizations you want to visit or some special places that you want to go – you can inform us in advance and we can assist you in organizing those visits.

TUESDAY You will be offered breakfast in morning. There are no activities planned for this day. If your flight is in evening you, of course, can still go to the city and do something if you want.

We will provide the transfer to the airport to all participants.

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 on 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. To activate the creativity

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!

If you want you can arrive one of few days earlier or leave one or few days later. In this case we can provide you a visa invitation for a longer period. We will provide you the accommodation for extra nights but we won’t have any program for those days so you will need to organize the program yourself. However, we will give you a lot of tips and you can easily find the things to do. And despite of stereotypes Moscow is the city where you can easily walk around even without speaking Russian so you can perfectly manage yourself if you want to come earlier or leave later. Please note, the fee for 1 extra night – 30 euro.

Price

The fee for the trip is 390 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation – you will be accommodated in a 2-person room in a modern Russian house;
  • Some of the meals – the meals that are indicated in the program will be provided;
  • Transfer to and from the airport – we will pick you up at the airport upon arrival and drive you to the airport at the day of the departure;
  • Program – the workshop on Russia and Russians on Friday as well as the program on Saturday and Sunday;
  • Visa invitation – if you need a visa to enter Russia we will provide you a visa invitation.

Please note, the flight tickets to and from Moscow are not included in the price. Participants need to cover it additionally.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please 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.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to 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 advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note 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 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 of 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 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!

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