PECOB Portal on Central Eastern
and Balkan Europe
Università di Bologna  
Tuesday May 21, 2024
Testata per la stampa
up-to-date alerts

This area offers a wide range of continuously updated news regarding both academic and cultural events together with academic calls and study programs

East, rivista internazionale di geopolitica
European Regional Master's Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe
Feed RSS with the latest information on Winter schools published on PECOB

Winter Language School in Novosibirsk

Venues: Novosibirsk, Siberia - Russian Federation
Period: January 2014
Application deadline: asap


The Educational Centre "Cosmopolitan", Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that there are vacancies available and are still accepting applications for the Winter Language School they will be running in January of 2014 in delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia.
The programme is open to schoolchildren, university students and adults of all ages and levels of Russian. No previous knowledge of Russian is required.

The programme is unique in bringing volunteer teachers and international students from all over the world to Siberia to live, work and study in a residential setting with Russian students and teachers.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn Russian and get a first-hand experience of the Russian culture and lifestyle, celebrate the coolest festive season in Siberia with lots of exciting events, and experience all the winter fun you have ever dreamed of in ten days. The russian course is organized for overseas students and volunteer teachers and includes language studies as well as learning about the Russian culture, history and society.



  • Accommodation and full board (3 meals a day + a snack) in a recreational center facility which provides rooms, classrooms, recreational facilities.
  • 5 classes of Russian daily for international students, 3 classes of Russian daily for volunteer teachers, classes are taught by well-educated native speakers trained to teach foreigners.
  • Exciting cultural and recreational program: contests and competitions, shows, performances, disco, etc.
  • Sports and outdoor winter activities.
  • Excursion program: a guided tour of the largest Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
  • Transportation from/to the local airport in Novosibirsk.
  • Visa support (letter of invitation and registration upon arrival).

Application Procedure

The Educational Centre Cosmopolitan is looking for native speakers of English, German, French, Spanish and other languages, who would like to be volunteer teachers of their language and/or volenteer creativity workshop coordinators at our winter language camp. No previous teaching experience is required.
University students are eligible to apply as volunteer teachers/creativity workshop coordinators.
They are looking for people who are energetic, enthusiastic, open-minded, sociable, enjoy camp experiences, are willing to share their knowledge and culture.

They also seek people worldwide who are interested in the Russian language and culture (middle school through university students, and adults) and would like to participate in our Winter Language Camp as international students of the Russian course.

For more information on the programs, visit the school website or contact the Program Director Natalia Bodrova ( or ) or the Volunteer Head of Studies Stephen Beet ( ) with any questions or application inquiries.


Information & contacts

Mr. Stephen Beet
Volunteer Headof Studies

Ms. Natalia Bodrova

Program Director
e-mail: or


Find content by geopolitical unit