We know it’s hard to know what to expect when you’re staying with a family in a different country, so this will hopefully help you to prepare yourself for what’s in store. The points are stated in no particular order.
Students usually enjoy the homestay experience if they know what to expect from the beginning. There are a lot of cultural differences to bear in mind, but if you remember all the above, everything will be fine and you will get a lot out of your stay.
If for some reason you don’t enjoy it and want to move out, please don’t hesitate to contact your representatives to discuss the reasons why. Perhaps something can be done. If you decide to move into your own accommodation, it is not difficult to find in Moscow and St Petersburg but RLUS cannot act as an agent or advise you on agents due to legal reasons. Please always keep the representatives informed of your address in case of an emergency.
Please remember to keep your RLUS reps updated on any minor situations that occur, en if you don’t wish to make a complaint. If the situation later becomes a problem, it can be harder for the reps to deal with it without having the background information. We are always ready to listen no matter how trivial the problem, or if you have any feedback so that we can update the information and advice that we provide. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.