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  • Relocation Tips: Internet Shopping

    If you’re a fan of online shopping, and you’ve recently come to Russia to study or work, you’re probably wondering: is internet shopping popular here? We’ve got good news for you: there’s a wide range of online shopping options available and it’s very popular!


  • Relocation Tips: Where to Grab a Bite Between Classes

    There is no student or professor who isn’t familiar with the hardships of trying not to starve amid all the chaos of university life. And although the best way to maintain a healthy diet (and a wallet) is to pack a lunch, it’s hard to do that every day. We’ve prepared a list of some lesser-known or practical places where you can get lunch, or any other meal, for that matter, near some of ITMO’s buildings. Hopefully, everyone can find something on this list to their liking - no matter how, what, and where they like to eat. 


  • Relocation Tips: Cost of Living

    When you are deciding to move to a new city, you have to figure out how much money you will be spending on what. St. Petersburg is ranked as the second in Russia, 11th in the Europe and 246th in the world in the World’s Cost of Living Ranking. Nevertheless, you can find options even for a modest budget here. If you want to know general information about how much it costs to live in St. Petersburg, jump on our site, but we’re going to give you a few more clues as to what you might expect to pay in the city!


  • Relocation Tips: Winter is Coming! What to wear if IKEA rugs is not your style?

    Winter, as they say, is coming, which is why we feel like we need to write an article about winter clothing in St. Petersburg. Even if you are from a northern country, the weather here might still catch you by surprise – so be prepared!


  • Relocation Tips: How to Cook Healthy Without Going to the Store

    A juicy steak with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted peppers? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and require a tie. St. Petersburg now offers a variety of home food delivery services – just like other major cities in the world – that let you experience “restaurant-like” food at home, and maybe even show off your cooking skills. Some also offer you a culinary adventure – from Mexican burritos to Spanish paella to Italian pasta – if you’re up for it. 


  • Relocation Tips: Perks of Student Life in St. Petersburg (Part 2)

    Last week we told you about the advantages students in St. Petersburg have when getting around the city and exploring its cultural heritage. But what about having fun and feeling the taste of St. Petersburg? Today, we’ve prepared a list of the privileges that students and members of ITMO’s Student Union have in terms of going to the movies and theatre, eating and finding entertainment. After all, studying at the university is much more fun when you also get to enjoy yourself every once in a while. 


  • Relocation Tips: Perks of Student Life in St. Petersburg (Part 1)

    St. Petersburg, Russia’s “northern capital”, is renowned for its sights, culture and entertainment. QS Top Universities ranks it as the 78th best city in the world for students. To help you get the most out of your stay in St. Pete, we’ve prepared a list of the special offers and opportunities that you, as a student, can enjoy in our city. In part 1 of this article, you’ll learn about the basic and most important advantages of being a student that will help you get around the city and get to know its sights and landmarks.


  • Relocation Tips: Buying Groceries

    Whether you’re looking for kitchen staples or blueberries in season, St. Petersburg offers lots of places to get groceries. Some large markets are open around the clock, making it easy to beat the crowds. Keep in mind that alcohol is not available for purchase between 10 pm and 11 am. A must have for any tea party? Eclairs from “Sever”.


  • Relocation Tips: Banking in St. Petersburg

    Tired of all the overseas transaction bills? If you’re planning to live in Russia for more than a year, it’s worth opening a Russian bank account. Everything you need to know about opening an account and transferring money to Russia is here.


  • Relocation Tips: Using Public Transport in St. Petersburg

    Saint Petersburg has a vast transportation network that is easy to pay for and use. You can get around town using the metro (“so deep it goes below the permafrost”), buses, trams, trolleybuses, commercial minibuses called “marshrutka” and many taxis. Here’s a primer on how to get anywhere without breaking the bank.