Saint Michael’s Vydubychi Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine

Saint Michael’s Vydubychi Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine 1.5 hour visit with my host family Cost of candles: 10-20 UAH (~$0.35-0.75) On most weekends, I’m guilty…

Holidays in Russia: Histories and Official Days Off for 2018

Russia’s long and eclectic history has created a calendar filled with diverse holidays. Some are federal holidays, marked with national celebrations and mandated days off….

My Budget in Irkutsk

My Budget for Irkutsk Fall, 2017 Irkutsk is a very affordable city especially in comparison to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and American cities. Most students in…

Managing Your Cash While Abroad: A General Student Guide

Eurasia today is generally quite affordable. Students are often surprised how far their dollars will go even in major cities like St. Petersburg and Warsaw…