In addition to your Russian classes, CREF offers additional services in order to simplify the organization of your trip in Russia: getting an invitation, booking a place to stay, booking a transfer from/to the airport, booking additional excursions: rely on us and you’ll get the best of Russia at the best conditions.
Do you want to experience authentic Russian life after your Russian courses? Do you want to be introduced to local Russian life, or do you dream of seeing the Russia unknown to tourists ? Opt for the homestay. Your linguistic holiday will be even more effective.
In Moscow, our hosts are selected according to a very high standard. They will help you integrate into the city you have chosen.
Living with a Russian family is the best way to perfect your Russian training and to put into practice what you have learned in your linguistic courses. As well, you can actually practice your Russian 24 hours a day, even on weekends. With CREF, your language stay in Russia is a successful experience!
- The selected hosts are chosen according to strict specifications. The chosen hosts are open-minded and warm, and will offer true Russian hospitality.
- The lodgings are situated close to CREF or easily accessible by public transport: you can easily reach your Russian courses as well as all cultural centers in the city.
You will have access to a private room with a bed, a closet for your clothing, and a table and chair for you to work on your courses. You will have free access to the kitchen and the bathroom, which you will share with your host.
- From 210 euros per week, 40 euros for each additional day (subject to availability).
The invitation and the entry visa to Russia
CREF takes special care to obtain and send you the official invitation from the Russian government, which will allow you to get a Russian visa. Depending on the length of your stay and your nationality, getting this invitation will take 1 day to 4 weeks.
Upon receiving this invitation, you can apply for your visa, either directly from the Russian Consulate in your country, or if you want to save your time, from specialized agencies (ask us if you wish for us to recommend a provider for you).
This service is exclusively reserved to the clients of CREF Language Center after payment of the registration fee. CREF will only send invitations to students who booked a language stay. Lessons every day of the week, from Monday to Friday, with or without accommodation.
Registering your place of stay
At your arrival in Russia, regardless of the purpose of your visit, it is necessary to register with the Foreigners’ Registration Office (OVIR), and declare the place of residence and the duration of your language stay in Russia. Warning: You have to be registered in the 7 days following your arrival in Russia. Failure to observe this rule may lead to a heavy fine!
Transfers from the airport or the train station
At your arrival for your language stay in Russia, CREF may send a driver pick you up at the airport or train station and take you to your accommodation. When you leave, a car will be waiting for you at your home for you to take your plane or train.
- Rate to/from airport (each ride): 50 euros.
Ticket reservations for train or flights within Russia
CREF and its partner Tsar Voyages will book your transport to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg or Nizhny-Novgorod in the context of your language stay in Russia. We can also book train tickets, tickets to all destinations in Russia, and nearby countries. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to extend your language stay in Russia with a tourist stay for discovering Russia.
Booking tickets for shows, concerts, and museums. Organizing tours
If you want to further enjoy your language stay in Russia by discovering your city of residence and its cultural richness, CREF and Tsar Voyages will help you by offering a rich program of activities. We will reserve your tickets, organise your visits, find you an escort, or even reserve a vehicle to make the most of your stay in Russia.