Learn Russian in the Historic Golden Ring City of Vladimir

Vladimir is a 1,000 year old picturesque city of almost 400,000 people who speak Russian every day--even the kids! In short, it is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Russian language.

The city is located on a well traveled highway a little over 120 miles northeast of Moscow. You will be met at the airport and taken through villages and small towns to this former capitol of ancient Rus. You will receive room and board with a Russian family (two meals a day) and intensive small group lessons (no more than 6 students) for at least 3 hours a day (4 Russian "academic hours"), 5 days a week. These lessons will frequently be "on site" in an open air market, on the trolley bus, and elsewhere in the community. The classroom lessons will be in the comfortable, well equipped American Home--through which you will be able to meet a variety of Russians your own age. For more information on the American Home see our website: www.serendipity-russia.com.

Dates: Tentatively May 22-July 10, 1999 (eight full weeks)

Cost: Approximately $3,000. Price includes round trip airfare from Chicago, room and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), at least 15 hours a week of Russian lessons from very well trained native speaking teachers, and local excursions.

Signup Deadline: March 15, 1999 ($500 deposit due at sign up, balance due by April 15, 1999)


For more information, contact:

Dr. Ronald Pope, President
Serendipity: Russian Consulting & Development, Ltd.
1403 Kingsridge Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761-2860

Phone: (309) 454-2364 Tuesdays or Thursdays
FAX: (309) 452-6332
E-mail: ruskii_dom@msn.com (Attn: Susan Pope)
Website: www.serendipity-russia.com