Погуляем по Исаакиевской площади и заглянем в грузинское кафе с SRAS.
Let's visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, see St. Isaac's Square and stop by a Georgian cafe with SRAS
Welcome to St. Petersburg! Добро пожаловать в Санкт-Петербург! You have been invited here in preparation for an excursion to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Square and a visit to Georgian cafe. You’ll be joining April, Elena, Zhenya and Darya. SRAS is excited to bring you to St. Isaac’s Cathedral virtually and we hope one day we’ll see you there in person. Very nice to meet you! Очень рады познакомиться!
Let’s start by letting Zhenya and Darya, SRAS Peer Tutors, introduce themselves:
So how does this work? SRAS will let you know how to access the virtual tour. At the designated time, log in and imagine yourself in St. Peterburg! April and Elena will tell you a bit about themselves and show you around St. Isaac’s Catherdal and Square and then you’ll have a chance to chat with Zhenya and Darya at a Georgian cafe. The experience is in English, but we’ll sprinkle some Russian in there, too – listen carefully. During the experience, please consider the following:
- If you can’t hear – let us know – send a chat or speak up
- If you have a question, don’t be shy – just ask or send it via chat
- We might have some polls or questions for you to keep things interesting – please participate. Remember that these are just for fun, we’re not grading!
- Studying Russian? Watch and listen for words you know (see list below)
See you soon! Скоро увидимся!
Cлова для тебя! Words for you!
- St. Isaac’s Square – Исаакиевская площадь
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral – Исаакиевский собор
- exhibition – выставка
- museum – музей
- park – парк
- garden – сад
- hotel – отель, гостиница
- bus – автобус
- trolley-bus – троллейбус
- on the right – справа
- on the left – слева
- there – там
- here – здесь / тут
- near/ close by – близко, рядом
- beautiful – красивые (pl)
- old – старые (pl)
- new – новые (pl)
- small – маленькие (pl)
- big – большие (pl)
- interesting – интересные (pl)
- Georgian cafe “Pkhali-Khinkali” – грузинское кафе “Пхали-Хинкали”
- Eggplant/eggplant rolls – баклажан/роллы с баклажаном
- Walnuts – грецкие орехи (pl)
- Khachapuri (cheese-filled bread) – хачапури
- Khinkali (Georgian dumplings) – хинкали
- Georgian wine – грузинское вино
- Tarkhun (tarragon) – Тархун
- Garlic – чеснок
- Kharcho (soup) – харчо
- Kinza (cilantro) – кинза
- Shish kebab (Shashlyk) – шашлык
- Churchkhela (dessert) – чурчхела
- Very delicious! – Очень вкусно!
Что мы увидим? What will we see?
There is so much to see on and around St. Isaac’s Square, but we only have a short time. The plan is to show and tell you about:
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral
- St. Isaac’s Square
- Astoria hotel
- and more – there is always something interesting going on St. Isaac’s Square!
You’ll see a lot of Russians out and about – maybe we’ll even stop to say hello to a few. Don’t hesitate to ask if you are curious about something you see. This is an opportunity not just to see a place, but get a sense of the people there. We’re looking forward to seeing you – до встречи!
Тебе понравилось? Did you enjoy it?
After the event, let us know how it went! We’d love to hear from you!
At a time in my life when I was at a crossroads regarding where my career might take me, this course showed me a path that truly inspired me, and I haven’t looked back since.
My semester back home so far has been incredibly influenced by my semester abroad with SRAS and I find myself talking about it almost daily. Since many of my classes touch on the region (Europe after Socialism, Central Asian Politics), I’m able to add comments and insights unavailable to me before. My contributions to our Russian club have also been greatly enriched. Thank you for everything you did to facilitate this experience and going out of your way to ensure our success.
I spent Fall and Spring with your program in St. Petersburg and it was truly the highlight and culmination of my University experience and just a banner year! I can’t thank you enough for or gush enough about your program. I recommend it to just about everyone I talk to, whether or not they’re interested in learning Russian.
The program here is wonderful. All of my teachers have been extremely helpful and I have made friends both here in the dorms and with others who live in the city and find that I often have many opportunities to practice Russian outside of the classroom. Already I feel that my Russian has improved immensely, especially my listening and speaking.
I’ve studied in Irkutsk and St. Petersburg with SRAS, but [Bishkek] is, by far, my favorite because of the intense focus on speaking skills. I spend about three hours, 4 times a week speaking one-on-one. It’s such a unique opportunity! The people are also especially friendly here. My homestay is fantastic, the coordinator is a never-ending wealth of help, and the food of Central Asia is delicious.
I wanted to find a program that combined my love of Russia and my passion for environmental studies. Because of my interest in environmental issues, Lake Baikal had always been a site of interest to me. Studying abroad in Siberia gives you the opportunity to see a completely different side of Russia and the Russian people. Just think, few people at home even know that Siberia is anything but a wintery tundra!