We offer a wide range of social activities, including excursions and social gatherings.

Participants will do a tour of Nizhny Novgorod, travell by cableway, enjoy a tour around the Christmas Toy Museum. You'll also visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture, the History Museum of GAZ car plant and a planetarium. You'll be able to take a walk along the River Volga and visite Gorodets Crafts Fair and the Samovar Museum. To give insight into Russia’s folk culture, all participants will be offered short master classes on Russian folk instruments and on how to dance or sing folk songs, paint Russian dolls (Matrioshkas), and make valenki (kind of felt boots) and ritual dolls.

Some social activities are for free but for others we charge a small fee.

You will have many opportunities to spend your leisure time in the City of Nizhni Novgorod, located in the very heart of the country. You can travel to Vladimir and Suzdal – the oldest and the most magnificent cities of Russia, see the unique Makaryev Monastery, visit Diveyevo – the largest center of pilgrimage, and Boldino, where Russian genius poet Alexander Pushkin created some of his masterpieces.

Nizhni Novgorod also hosts many summer festivals, fairs, concerts. The night life of the city is also very comprehensive. So, welcome to the Summer School. Don’t miss your chance to get to know the amazing country of Russia.