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Programme Costs and Bonuses

Programme fees for 2016-2017 are given in the table below in US Dollars.

Prices vary according to programme duration and type of accommodation. It is possible to pay in instalments for 24- and 36-week programmes.


Programme Duration*Cost Shared FlatCost Homestay (B&B)Cost Homestay (HB)Cost w/out acc.
6 weeksNot available1100USD1350USD450USD
12 weeksNot available1800USD2300USD550USD
16weeksNot available2300USD3000USD600USD
24 weeksNot available3200USD4300USD700USD
36 weeksNot available4600USD6200USD800USD

* Other programme durations between 6 and 36 weeks are also possible. Contact us for more details (indicating Volunteer in the subject title).


Programme Duration*Cost Single FlatCost Homestay (B&B)Cost Homestay (HB)Cost w/out acc.
6 weeks565 EUR703 EUR961 EUR265 EUR
12 weeks1130 EUR1196 EUR1712 EUR320 EUR
24 weeks2260 EUR2192 EUR3224 EUR440 EUR
36 weeks3390 EUR3168 EUR4716 EUR540 EUR

All prices include:

  • Visa support: Visa support Language Link provides the documentation necessary to obtain a Russian visa for your stay (i.e. official Letter of Invitation and Letter of Support), and takes responsibility for registering you with the authorities as required by Russian law.

  • Accommodation: Language Link provides your choice of housing as part of the programme: choose from family home-stay (B&B or half board), shared apartment or choose to opt-out of Language Link accommodation.

  • Return airport transfer: Language Link will meet you on your arrival and take you to your accommodation. We will also arrange your transport to the airport at the end of your stay.

  • Orientation materials

  • Administrative fees

Costs NOT included in the programme fee: Travel to and from Russia; visa processing costs at Russian embassies outside Russia, living expenses in Russia; health and travel insurance (please note that Language Link cannot be held liable for any illnesses contracted by Volunteers residing in Russia, and purchasing comprehensive health & travel insurance before arrival is strongly recommended).

Stipends and Benefits

A Volunteer enjoys his free Russian lessons in summer 2004.

Orientation is provided upon arrival in Russia, and all volunteers may attend up to 6 academic hours of free Russian language lessons per week during their stay (on the condition that a space is available in a class of the appropriate level).

Volunteers participating in programmes of 24 weeks or longer are eligible to apply for a monthly housing stipend from Language Link, which covers the cost of accommodation in one of the school's shared apartments. Provided the volunteer is deemed eligible and a space is available in one of Language Link's apartments, the stipend commences from the 13th week of the programme. To qualify, the volunteer must have:

  • successfully completed 12 weeks of the programme
  • worked a minimum of 30 hours per week and
  • completed the assignments set by his/her supervisors to a high standard


    If you would like to participate in Language Link's Volunteer Programme, please apply online. For more information, please write to us (indicating Volunteer in the subject title).

    Language Link is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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