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General Russian Course
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Rating: 4.5

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Rating: 4.9

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Rating: 3.7

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Situated in the heart of the capital of Latvia-Riga. The school is just across the street from the National Opera House and the central train and bus stations.  More

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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

Excellent language instruction and the guide Natasha üho took us around Riga
Very professional and İ highly recommend Durbe

6 December 2016
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 70 years

United States

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

The teacher, who truly was dedicated to that we would learn Russian, and had enormous patience

17 October 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

The atmosphere and the welcoming attitude was very uplifting. The teacher was very professional.
I would have appreciated it if there were more students at my level (beginner). You state on the internet site that no prior knowledge is necessary, but I would not have completed the course if I hadn't studied for three months in advance, as, luckily, I had done.

27 June 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

The classes were great and I learned a lot. All the people were very friendly and explained everything to me.
Since I was in Riga in January, the social program was limited, but the school tried to make a suggestion for almost every day - great! The teachers ware very dedicated ... It was just awesome! I organised my accommodation myself.

11 February 2013
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 42 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

Lessons are professional and serious; there is sufficient attention for the needs of the students.
I suggest to have more contact about the social program before the start of the lessons. It's then possible to choose from many possibilities.

6 June 2011
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


Key Facts about Riga

Riga: Riga, is the capital of Latvia and the biggest metropolis in the Baltics and perfectly blends timeless tradition with cutting edge cool. Stop by and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop. In its 800 years troubled history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their mark, and today it is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe. Come and explore its hip bars, modern art centres and the kitchens of its cool experimental restaurants.

In terms of quality of life Riga reached place number 90 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 743,000

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Rīga,

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1755 USD)

Name of city in Russian: Рига

Riga quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (17 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 19 (rankings of universities in Riga)

High season: August

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 403 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:46* (54% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:37* (63% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:40* (60% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Riga International (RIX) - 8 km. from Riga city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 3,00 €, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Lidosta Riga, Priezkalni, Rudas, Zolitudes iela, Upesgrivas iela, Kauguru iela, Dreillinu iela, Melnsila iela, Slokas iela, Daugavgrivas iela, Uzvaras bulvaris

Taxi: 24 €, 16 minutes drive to city center of Riga

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Doncaster Sheffield, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy

Weather in Riga

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Events in RigaBest time to take a language course in Riga

Festival of Light Staro Rīga
Festival of Light Staro Rīga

November 2020The festival of light "Staro Rīga" has become highly popular and anticipated among Rigans and tourists. "Staro Rīga" is an exhibition of outdoor installations, used to transform Riga's panorama using modern light and video technology.

What to do in Riga

Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Blackheads House
Blackheads House
Freedom Monument
Freedom Monument
Three Brothers
Three Brothers
Riga Central Market
Riga Central Market
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