RESEARCH TRAVEL SERVICES
SRAS Research Travel Services
The Russia You Need To Discover
Traveling to Russia can be an adventure. Traveling to Russia long-term for research can be more than an adventure, it can be a headache. Russia's expensive housing market, cumbersome visa and registration procedures, bureaucratic archives and libraries, and even the language barrier can make researchers think twice before buying plane tickets.
SRAS Research Travel Services seek to lower these barriers by placing SRAS's many years of experience in travel, research, and education at the disposal of those hoping to perform research in Russia. The following information will introduce you briefly to the major issues involved. You may use this information to approach and tackle the problems yourself, order services individually from our site as offered, or contact SRAS about putting together a custom Research Travel Package to meet your needs.
Visas Learn more and order services
Your first and most important step is to obtain an appropriate visa. This process entails first getting an invitation, then applying for the visa, and registering the visa after your arrival in Russia. Trips of under 90 days are relatively easy to arrange. Trips over 90 days are not as simple, but still possible. We even have visa services for other Eurasian countries from Belarus to Kazakhstan!
Accommodations Learn more and order services
Those looking to travel to Russia on a budget will find that creativity and early planning can get you far in the world's largest country. Make sure that your housing solution is within your budget and includes visa registration. Your options include hotels, hostels, short-term apartments, homestays, and more.
Russian Archive Access Learn more
SRAS offers a one-week, crash course into Russian archives.
Visiting Scholar Package Apply Now
The SRAS Visiting Scholar Package can be indispensable to those hoping to research longer than 90 days. SRAS will help place you at a university, where you will take a minimum credit hour load to gain a student visa. Improve your Russian and/or study politics, history, literature, or almost any other subject!
- Cost for up to 5 months: $1 475*
- Cost for up to 10 months: $1 975*
*Cost includes: visa, registration, insurance, general in-country support, local orientation, access to SRAS cultural events, and assistance in enrolling for courses. SRAS can also help you to arrange dormitory housing, homestays, locate an academic advisor, purchase tickets for domestic rail and air travel, find a translator and/or guide/advisor to explore archives, and more.
*Cost does not include: tuition, housing, tickets, airfare, advisor or other support fees (see below). Contact SRAS for more information.
Short-Term Research Package Apply Now
The SRAS Short-Term Research Package can assist those planning research trips of less than 90 days.
- Cost for up to 3 months: $775**
**Cost includes: visa support, insurance, in-country support, local orientation, and access to SRAS cultural events. SRAS can also help you to arrange dormitory housing, homestays, locate an academic advisor, purchase tickets for domestic rail and air travel, find a translator and/or guide/advisor to explore archives, and assist you in other logistical questions.
**Cost does not include: tuition, housing, tickets, airfare, advisor or other support fees (see below) or consulate fees. Contact SRAS for more information.
Language, Archive, and other Support Contact SRAS
SRAS can arrange translation and archival assistance as well as short-term, informal language tutoring. Contact us, let us know what your needs are, and we'll see if we can help! These services are billed hourly and cost varies by location, but will generally range from $20-35 per hour. Advisor fees generally start at $50 per hour.
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