The program was so wonderful and I would like to go there again if possible!
We studied Russian language in one of the building in the university. The building was traditional and it seemed to have very long history. The teacher --- Kseniia taught us Russian language. Russian language is so difficult but she could make it easy for us to understand. Everyone could learn a lot about the basic of Russian language.
We also took a lot of city tours during the program. The city we stayed in for two weeks was Ekaterinburg. The city is small but delicate. The manager took us to some historic spots like churches and museums. In spared time, my friends and I liked hanging out on the street especially in snowy day. Snowy cityscape was likewise charming both in the morning and at night. Residents there were really hospitable and friendly so that we enjoyed a lot during shopping and eating out. The program also included a country tour which was full of snow. We tried a lot of games and sports related to snow. In addition, we experienced traditional Russian style sauna which made me cold and hot in the same time. The beauty of that country with lakes and forests covered by snow was more than I can describe.
Moreover, during the program, the Russian volunteers were always with us. They were really kind college girls and spoke really good English. They even could speak a third language such as Spanish or Chinese. They helped us a lot during the tour since most residents could not speak good English and the girls would translate for us. I had much fun together with them.
Although I talked a lot about the program, you cannot get the real feeling if you don't go there by yourselves. So don't hesitate to join it.