St. Petersburg / Moscow / Yekaterinburg / Novosibirsk / Vladivostok

EducationUSA Russia Winter Tour 2020

Tour Registration Extended To December 5, 2019

 

EducationUSA Russia Winter Tour 2020

RECRUIT the best students. EXPAND your contacts. INCREASE your market share.

QUALITY STUDENTS

Engage with active, academically strong and motivated to study in the U.S.A students

DIRECT DIALOGUE

Establish direct contacts with students and parents. Follow up after the tour. Recruit the best students.

SUBMERSION TO LOCAL CULTURE

Gain credibility with Russian students and parents: learn more of Russian culture

Winter Tour 2020 at a glance

The tour starts on February 8, 2020 in Saint Petersburg and ends on February 16, 2020 in Vladivostok:

Saint Petersburg – February 8, 2020
Moscow  February 9, 2020
Yekaterinburg  February 12, 2020
Novosibirsk  February 14, 2020
Vladivostok February 16, 2020

Facts and figures: EducationUSA Russia has 25+ years of expertise in the Russian market. We focus on the quality of motivated students thinking of study in U.S, not just the quantity. We carefully target our online campaigns, webinars, and hundreds of outreach events in each city prior to the Tour.  We promote your schools offline and online according to your profile submitted to us one you register.

Pricing for Moscow and Saint Petersburg: Starting Feb 8, 2020 in Saint Petersburg and ending Feb 9, 2020 in Moscow. This Moscow + Saint Petersburg leg includes one domestic travel by train, 3 nights in the premium Hotels (WiFi and breakfasts included), transfers, sightseeing tour, 2 gastronomical dinners: one in Moscow and one Saint Petersburg for just $ 3600 (Early bird Registration by October 20, 2019). Regular Registration by November 20, 2019 is $ 3800.

Pricing for Siberian leg: The Tour continues in Siberia in three cities Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok from February, 12 to February, 16. The Siberian leg includes domestic flights, accommodation in the premium Hotels (WiFi and breakfasts included), transfers and gastronomical dinners in three cities. Regular  Registration by November 20, 2019 is $ 4000.

Full Tour pricing and its value has never been better! Full tour is the best deal. You will visit 5 cities. 7 time zones. It starts on February 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg and ends on February 16, 2020 in Vladivostok. Submerge into regional culture and meet excellent students in each city. Full tour includes all domestic train and flights (LED – SVO  SVO – SVX; SVX- OVB; OVB – VVO), 10 nights in the quality hotels (with breakfasts and WIFI), local transfers, excursions and 5 typical Russian group dinners in all 5 cities! You get it all for $ 5300 (Early bird Registration by 20 October, 2019). Regular Registration by November 20, 2019 is $ 5800.

Please select either Moscow+Saint Petersburg leg, Siberian leg or Full Tour.
We can not offer individual cities.

Here is what the Tour participants say:

“This was one of the best tours I have ever participated in. It was obvious the EducationUSA staff worked very hard to create a wonderful and productive experience for participating schools and students. I would come back to this region in a heartbeat.” 

“Very memorable experience. One of the best recruitment travel experiences ever!”

“This was probably the best organized EducationUSA tour I have ever taken part in.”

 “I appreciated being able to participate in 2 workshops and speak to students at an advising center.”

“EducationUSA is doing a fantastic job. We will only be participating in fairs hosted by EducationUSA.”

“Awesome value for the fee.”

2000

TOTAL TOUR ATTENDEES

9

TOUR DAYS

90

AVERAGE TOEFL SCORE

5300

FULL TOUR REGISTRATION FEE, $ (Early bird)

Katherine Scodova

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Europe and Eurasia

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to welcome you to the annual EducationUSA Russia Winter Tour. This year the tour is conveniently scheduled after the EducationUSA Pavilion at STUDIES 2020, Lithuania’s national higher education fair. This will allow U.S. higher education representatives to take advantage of these two annual events and reach students throughout Lithuania and Russia. EducationUSA hosted events are the only U.S. focused fairs in the region. For more information about the EducationUSA Pavilion in Vilnius, Lithuania, please contact Renata Zukovska at [email protected].

EducationUSA advisers hosting fairs along the tour will not only organize successful fairs but also introduce you to their local cultures, brief you on the mobility and economic trends in their cities, and provide opportunities for networking with local education partners. In Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok, you will meet students from diverse social and economic backgrounds with strong English language skills and interests in all fields and levels of study.

On this page, you will find all of the necessary information about the tour, including fees, terms, and conditions, and travel itineraries. Early Bird Registration goes until 20 October, 2019, and final registration will close on November 20, 2019. Payments should be made by December 5, 2019. EducationUSA can assist with securing a business invitation letter only for Full tour participants, but this should be requested no later than December 10, 2019.

As EducationUSA’s mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Your participation in our fairs is an important way for us to achieve this mission by showcasing the diversity of U.S. higher education and by connecting you to undiscovered talent in the region.

We look forward to welcoming you to our region winter 2020!

The registration for Russia Winter Tour 2020 is open now!
We will be delighted to see you at Russia Winter Tour 2020!

Join EducationUSA Pavilion at the STUDIES 2020 Fair in Lithuania!

EducationUSA Vilnius team invites you to join EducationUSA booth at annual International Exhibition of Knowledge, Education and Career Planning STUDIES 2020
which will take place on February 6-8, 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Are you interested in this event?
Please fill in the registration form and contact Mrs. Renata Zukovska, [email protected]

BENEFITS of EducationUSA Russia Winter Tour 2020

1.

Participate in EducationUSA Russia fairs in five cities: Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.

2.

Engage with thousands of potential applicants on the tour. Increase your market share and enhance the image of your institution in the region.  

3.

Submerge into a local culture: get to know culture – join crafted excursions; try local food: indulge into a gastronomical experience in all 5 cities 

4.

Meet EducationUSA Russia staff; participate in presentations (seminars, panel discussions) with students and parents during the tour. 

5.

Strengthen relationships with your alumni and pre-fair contacts by inviting them to your fair table.

6.

Receive extensive pre-tour promotion through social media, direct e-mail, and newsletters to our wide network.

Meet your hosts in each city

Meet our amazing EducationUSA Russia staff who will accompany you in each city. Click on an image to read more about what to expect at each event throughout the Winter Tour.

If you have any questions please contact Indira Mukhamedova, [email protected]

CONTACT US Recorded info webinar

EducationUSA Russia, Moscow

Indira Mukhamedova

EducationUSA Russia, Saint Petersburg

Irina Nikolaeva

EducationUSA Russia, Yekaterinburg

Andrey Kosilov

EducationUSA Russia, Novosibirsk

Natalia Aulchenko

EducationUSA Russia, Vladivostok

Elena Vereykina

TOUR AGENDA

Friday, Feb.7

International arrivals to St. Petersburg. Taxi on your own to the hotel: RENAISSANCE ST. PETERSBURG BALTIC HOTEL (POCHTAMTSKAYA STR, 4, SANKT-PETERBURG, RUSSIA, 190000). Should you arrive earlier: Feb 6, we will help you with the best Hotel deal.

During the day

Arriving in St. Petersburg

During the day -

5:000 pm

Country briefing: The Art of Successful Recruitment in Russia. Venue: EducationUSA Russia Center in St. Petersburg. Address: Business center Ponomarev, 18 Malaya Morskaya street, Office 315. Light snacks

5:000 pm - 8:00 pm

8:000 pm

Free time or walk with volunteers (optional) on request. Please let Indira know if you need volunteers for a walk as a guide in advance.

8:000 pm -

Saturday, February 8

Fair day! Get ready!

11:30AM

Table set up. Meet your volunteers. Venue: Hotel Astoria, 39 Bolshaya Morskaya (Zimny Sad Hall)

11:30AM - 12:00AM

12:00AM

Coffee break

12:00AM - 12:30AM

12:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair program

12:00PM - 4:00PM

11:45AM

Coffee break

11:45AM - 12:20PM

12:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair Program (seminars, panels, lectures)

12:00PM - 5:00PM

10:00PM

Free time

10:00PM -

Sunday, February 9

Fair day! Get ready!

11:15AM

Table set up. Meet your volunteers. Venue: Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel, 26/1 Tverskaya Street, Moscow 125009 Russian Federation (TBC)

11:15AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Coffee Break

12:00PM - 12:30PM

12:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair program

12:00PM - 5:00PM

1:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair (U.S. Schools)

1:00PM - 05:00PM

01:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair (U.S. Schools)

01:00PM - 05:00PM

05:00PM

Group Dinner by EducationUSA Russia.

05:00PM - 07:00PM

Monday, February 10

Flight to Yekaterinburg; Free time

10:00AM

Meet Indira at the lobby (Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel, 26/1 Tverskaya Street, Moscow 125009 Russian Federation (TBC)

10:00AM -

10:00AM

BUS SIGHTSEEING TOUR AROUND Moscow (THE CULTURAL PROGRAM TBC)

10:00AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Free time

12:00PM -

Tuesday, February 11

Flight to Yekaterinburg; Free time

07:00AM

Check out and Meet Indira at the lobby (Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel, 26/1 Tverskaya Street, Moscow 125009 Russian Federation (TBC)

07:00AM -

7:00PM

Transfer to the airport. Depart to Yekaterinburg

7:00PM - 8:00PM

10:15 PM

Flight from Moscow to Yekaterinburg. S7 AIRLINES S71173

10:15 PM - 04:45PM

3:00PM

Transfer to the hotel (Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre (7 Engels street, Yekaterinburg, 620075)

3:00PM - 04:00PM

4:00PM

Free time

4:00PM -

Wednesday, February 12

Fair day. Get ready!

9:00AM

Meet Indira at the lobby of Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre (7 Engels street, Yekaterinburg, 620075) (TBC)

9:00AM -

transportation provided

9:00AM

Bus sightseeing city tour Yekaterinburg (TBC)

9:00AM - 12:00PM

transportation provided

2:30PM

Table set up. Meet your volunteers. Venue: Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre (7 Engels street, 620075, Yekaterinburg)

2:30PM - 3:00PM

transportation provided

03:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair Program (seminars, panels, lectures)

03:00PM - 7:00PM

03:00PM

Coffee Break

03:00PM - 03:30PM

07:30PM

Dinner by EducationUSA Russia. Restaurant “Buro Nakhodok”. 31K, Malysheva Str, Yekaterinburg. (Restaurant TBC)

07:30PM - 09:00PM

Thursday, February 13

09:00PM

Check out

09:00PM -

09:00AM

Transfer to the airport. Depart to Novosibirsk

09:00AM - 10:00AM

Every representative will have contact of its personal volunteer

12:20AM

Flight to Novosibirsk. S7 AIRLINES S75016

12:20AM - 4:45PM

Every representative will have contact of its personal volunteer

4:45PM

Transfer to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (7/1 Kamenskaya Str, Novosibirsk, 630099)

4:45PM - 6:00PM

Every representative will have contact of its personal volunteer

6:00PM

Free time

6:00PM -

Every representative will have contact of its personal volunteer

Friday, February 14

Fair day! Get ready!

03:00PM

Table set up. Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (7/1 Kamenskaya Str, Novosibirsk, 630099)

03:00PM - 04:00 PM

04:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair Program (seminars, panels, lectures)

04:00PM - 08:00PM

04:00PM

Coffee Break

04:00PM - 04:30PM

05:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair (U.S. Schools)

05:00PM - 08:00PM

08:00PM

Dinner by EducationUSA Russia. Hotel Restaurant DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (7/1 Kamenskaya Str, Novosibirsk, 630099)

08:00PM - 09:00PM

09:00PM

Transfer to the airport. Depart to Vladivostok

09:00PM - 09:30PM

11:00PM

Flight to Vladivostok

11:00PM - 0745AM

Saturday, February 15

Get some rest and explore local culture day!

07:45AM

Arriving in Vladivostok

07:45AM -

07:45AM

Transfer to the Azimut Hotel ( 10 Naberezhnaya Str, 690003 )

07:45AM - 09:00AM

09:00AM

Early check-in. Breakfast, free time and rest.

09:00AM - 04:00PM

04:00PM

Excursion around Vladivostok. Dinner at a sea restaurant.

04:00PM - 08:00PM

Sunday, February 16

Fair day! Get ready!

12:30PM

Table set up. Meet your volunteers. Venue: Azimut Hotel (10 Naberezhnaya Str, 690003 )

12:30PM - 01:00PM

01:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair Program (seminars, panels, lectures)

01:00PM - 05:00PM

01:00PM

Coffee Break

01:00PM - 01:30PM

02:00PM

EducationUSA Russia Fair (U.S. Schools)

02:00PM - 05:00PM

05:00PM

Debrief

05:00PM -

Students speaking: Why America?

Yevgeniy: … American schools provide ideal settings for research and a prestigious Diploma of graduation will help in finding a job of my dream.

Sasha: … America is a country of opportunities. The educational system is flexible. Having graduated from a U.S. school I will be able to find my place in life.

Philipp: I want to make my contribution to Science. I want to see the world and meet different people. I want to get a quality education.

Ivan: …studying in U.S. gives you good outlooks for building up a career; a chance to contribute to science; U.S. is in the vanguard of science… your professors can be Noble Prize laureates; it also gives you a multicultural experience and new mindset.

TOUR PARTICIPANTS 2016-2019

Alma College

American University in Bulgaria

Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF)

Bentley University

British Council Armenia

Bryant University

Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute

Central European University

Central European University / OSI

Coastal Carolina University

College of New Jersey, The

College of the Canyons

Saint Francis University

San Diego State University

Dickinson State University

Drexel University

ETS – TOEFL and GRE Tests

Foothill + De Anza Colleges

Grand Valley State University

Hult International Business School

John Cabot University

Lindenwood University

Minerva Schools at KGI

Missouri State University

Monroe College

New York University

New York University School of Engineering

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Seattle Central College

Shoreline Community College

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Southern Utah University

State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)

Stony Brook University

Swarthmore College

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs

University of Texas School of Law

Western Kentucky University

Ohio Northern University College of Law

U.S. Schools speaking: Why EducationUSA?

frequently asked questions

We recommend the Full Tour if you have not actively recruited in the region before but you can select either Moscow+Saint Petersburg leg or Full Tour.  We can not offer individual cities.

To make your trip a success, a bit of homework is to be done. Social media blurbs will help spread the word about your institution before you arrive.

Suggested topics for social media blurbs:

  • Student life at the university. The more nice pictures the better.
  • Where the institution is located. Tell students and parents more about the neighborhood.
  • Ways to get involved on campus – student organizations, internships, sports, library etc.
  • How international is the institution? How many international students are on campus? Focus on students from Eurasia region, if possible.
  • Support and resources offered by the university: Writing Center, Career Center, Health Center, etc.
  • Possibility to explore different areas of study, to double-major, minor, double-minor, etc.
  • Information on students athletes or any other information which may catch viewers attention.

You can send your social media blurbs after the registration.

EducationUSA’s mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries through the educational and cultural exchange. EducationUSA works with all U.S. accredited HEIs and equally represents them all.  EducationUSA encourages students to look beyond rankings and consider a wide range of factors when considering which institutions to apply to in order to ensure the best fit for them. Your participation in our fairs is an important way for us to achieve this mission by showcasing the diversity of U.S. higher education and by connecting you to undiscovered talent in the region.

EducationUSA Russia Winter Tour takes you to five cities: Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok. Our tours are always U.S. only focused higher education fairs in the region.

On top of that in each city, you will meet EducationUSA advisers, who will not only organize successful fairs but also introduce you to their local cultures, brief you on the mobility and economic trends in their region, and provide opportunities for networking with local education partners. In Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok, you will meet students from diverse social and economic backgrounds with strong English language skills and interests in all fields and levels of study.

Due to the introduction of stricter personal data privacy laws in the region, EducationUSA is no longer able to share contact lists. U.S. higher education institution representatives will be responsible for collecting the necessary data to follow up with students after the fair.

We keep records of all registrations that we receive for each particular fair and can give you an estimate of what to expect. This year you can find the expectations in the profiles of your hosts in each city. Just click on the photo of an adviser and read an overview of each city.

It is not that difficult as it may seem at the beginning. General rules:

Flights: All domestic flights and accommodations are purchased by the EducationUSA Russia. No need to worry about anything: just send us a scan of your passport.

Transfers: Institutional representatives are responsible to order transportation from the airport and on arrival to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport for international flight. The rest of local transfers are included.

Visas: U.S. university representatives are required to have a business visa in order to enter the Russian Federation and take part in fairs/public events. We strongly encourage you to apply for a 3 year business visa. For information, please see http://www.russianembassy.org/page/general-visa-information . Past fair participants have recommended Go to Russia http://www.gotorussia.com/visa_services_russia_support.htm or Travel Document Systems http://www.traveldocs.com/?page=russian-federation . These agencies can provide invitation letters for business visas. EducationUSA is not authorized by the Russian government to provide letters of invitation. Please NOTE: for those who register for the full tour EducationUSA Russia will arrange an invitation letter for a business visa from the third party. EducationUSA and American Councils for International Education are not authorized by the Russian government to issue visa invitation letters.

Shipping materials: Once you are registered and cleared with all payments, we will provide complete guidance on the best shipping options to Russia.  Please strictly follow shipping deadlines and some limitations (packages dimensions and weights to avoid customs formalities duties in Russia): we will not be able to help you with clearing your goods if you did not follow instructions 🙁

The tour includes all domestic flights, transfers (except transportation from the airport upon arrival to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport for international flight), accommodation at quality hotels with breakfasts, 5 dinners in each cities and city sights. Please see details in the Terms and Condition for exact information on each city.

The full tour includes fair tables, pre-tour promotion, all domestic travels, 10 nights in the international chain hotels (breakfasts and WIFI included), local transfers, excursions and 5 typical Russian group dinners in all 5 cities.

Pricing for Moscow and Saint Petersburg: Starting February 8, 2020 in Saint Petersburg and ending February 9, 2020 in  Moscow. This Moscow + Saint Petersburg leg includes one local train, 4 nights in the premium Hotels (breakfasts included), transfers and 2 gastronomical dinners: one in Moscow and one Saint Petersburg for just $ 3600 (Early bird Registration). Regular Registration is $ 3600.

Full Tour pricing and its value has never been better! Full tour is the best deal. You will visit 5 cities. 7 time zones. It starts February 8, 2020 in Saint Petersburg and ends February 16, 2020 in Vladivostok. Submerge into regional culture and meet excellent students in each city. Full tour includes local train and domestic flights (LED-SVO; SVO – SVX; SVX- OVB; OVB – VVO), 10 nights in the quality hotels (with breakfasts and WIFI), all local transfers, an invitation letter for a business visa from the third party, excursions and 5 typical Russian group dinners in all 5 cities! You get it all for $ 5300 (Early bird Registration). Regular Registration is $ 5800.

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

Katya Aleksandruk

Please contact for all Tour payment questions

T: 202-833-7522

E: [email protected]