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AIFS Review of studying abroad in Saint Petersburg

Studying Abroad with AIFS in Saint Petersburg

During the Spring 2017 academic semester I studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia with AIFS. Preparing to study abroad is a daunting task. Selecting the best organization is crucial for study abroad success. Studying abroad with AIFS pleasantly surprised me and I am happy to share my...

Russia packing list

Russia Bag Diaries

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase through one of the links I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. I only include products I love. Thank you for supporting Getaway Girl! Packing for normal-length vacations is a stressful event. Packing for four months...

Beautiful Kazan

Welcome to Budapest. Wait, no. Welcome to Istanbul. Wrong again. Welcome to Kazan! Where does Europe and Asia share influence over a beautiful and quaint city? In Kazan. Where are the residents ethnically and religiously diverse, yet peacefully live together? In Kazan. Quick History of...

World War II: Russia’s Story

“Is it true,” asked my Russian cabin mate on the 22-hour train ride from Volgograd to Kazan, “that Americans believe they won the war?” Knowing very well speaking the truth would stir a conversation I was not willing to have, I responded diplomatically — in U...

Travel Moscow to Discover Russia

When conjuring images of Moscow, my imagination included only Soviet-style buildings and melancholy designs. After exiting the Leningradsky Vokzal, the train station with trains to and from Saint Petersburg, Moscow immediately proved me wrong. Moscow is like New York City. Modern...