A retired teacher of German, Spanish and English, I find myself at Language School PRIVET, Kaliningrad. Study abroad experiences both as student and teacher have been some of the most rewarding of my career. I therefore wanted to report that the professionalism of the staff, quality of instruction and hospitality of my Russian hosts greatly exceed expectations. With one foot in its Prussian past, "Koenigsberg" is perhaps the perfect point of entry for Germanophiles and historians. As a Floridian, I appreciate the beautiful Baltic beaches . In short, I highly recommend Kaliningrad to all seeking to immerse themselves in Russian language and culture.

Respectfully, Michael Melicia