Syracuse, NY USA,

Great teachers and staff, excellent Visa support, great Web site. Comfortable, well kept apartment (stayed in October/November) in a quiet neighborhood. Good access to food, decent access to town (about 1/2 hour by bus or 15 min by taxi to center).

Great host families (stayed with one in May), definitely suggested for first time visitors to Kaliningrad. Good price - even with airfare and much more lessons probably less than Russian lessons in home country. Kaliningrad is a great place to start your Russian experience, conveniently located near Europe, medium sized city with friendly population. Decent museums, theater and other cultural events, great nightlife. (many clubs don't close until at least 6 am, even on weekdays). Look forward to my next trip.