Get to know Russians & they will be your friend for life.
On the street it is not normal for Russians to smile, so you may hear that they are mean or cold, but they are so nice! Just embrace your first awkward moment when your natural urge to smile at a stranger comes out while they stare blankly back. The parents of ILP students are very kind and so grateful that you are teaching their kids. You may be lucky enough to have your very own ‘Babuska’ grandma who will make your stay in Russia memorable to say the least.