Irkutsk is a great city for learning Russian and provides a gateway to Russian’s Siberia region, so you can explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. If you’re interested in taking Russian courses in Irkutsk, you will need to find a comfortable, cozy, and safe place that is within your budget for the duration of your stay. Liden & Denz understands the unique needs and concerns of students and offers various accommodation options to fit every preference and budget. Our friendly Accommodations Officer will work directly with you in order to help you select the right options, so you can get the most of out of your experience in Irkutsk. All of our accommodation options offer easy access to the Liden & Denz Irkutsk campus and are within easy walking distance to many shops, cafes, and other beautiful attractions around the city. If you have any dietary preferences, they can be accommodated at no extra cost. However, please let us know prior to your arrival.
A home-stay is when you stay in the home of a carefully selected family or couple. Our host families love to host individuals around the world, introduce them to Russian and Siberian culture, and provide them the safe and patient space they need to improve their Russian language skills. If you choose to stay with a host family, you will have your own bedroom, but share the bathroom and kitchen with your hosts. For meals, you can choose to a half-board (breakfast and dinner) with your family, or just breakfast. All home-stay accommodations are calculated from Sunday to Sunday, with Sunday being the official check in and out date. If you arrive on another day, you will have to pay additional accommodation fees. Five or more additional days is considered equal to an extra week.
If you want to live among your fellow classmates so you can continue to practice Russian outside of the classroom, opting for a shared flat is a great choice. Liden & Denz’s shared flats feature private bedrooms, and shared bathrooms and kitchens. All bed linens, towels, and kitchen supplies are provided, and each flat is equipped with a washing machine and WiFi. You can travel between our flats and the campus in 30 minutes. For shared flats, our standard check-in and out date is Sunday. If you choose to arrive earlier than Sunday, additional fees will apply. If you need to stay one or more extra nights it will be calculated as one week for fee purposes.
If you are looking for more privacy during your Russian language studies, a studio apartment is probably right for you. Our accommodation officer will be happy to assist you in finding an apartment that suits your preferences and budget. There are a range of affordable options. However, apartments close to the city centre tend to be more expensive than those farther out. To make the process smoother, we recommend that students book their accommodation at the same time as registering for courses or as soon as possible afterwards.
In my host family we had good conversations in Russian language. Anna and Andrej were very welcoming and helpful, took me to school the first day, explained all important things and even spent a Saturday with me to show me Zarskoje Selo. Anna’s Russian food was delicious! I really felt at home with them. Our school city tour on first day with Tonya was interesting and very good for a first impression.
Anja Leutelt – Germany
Great family with great breakfast. Every morning I had different breakfast to get to know the whole Russian breakfast cuisine. The family was very nice, friendly and helped me a lot. Every evening we had tea and cookies together. Very-very nice family! I will miss them a lot.
Stephanie Brueckner – Germany
My host family was very accommodating and helped me with my Russian whenever I needed. They were incredibly nice and made me feel like I was part of a family. I would love to live with them again, and I keep in touch with them through email.
Ricky Gandhi – USA
The family was very engaged and friendly, I instantly felt at home. They treated me like I was part of the family.
Alina Scheklaukov – Germany