By Daniel Cariello
Russia is a beautiful country eager to embrace its modern culture whilst remembering its historic past. Russia has a lot to offer the keen traveler, with cosmopolitan cities such as the dynamic Moscow or the beautiful and historic St Petersburg, to the magnificent Lake Baikal, where visitors can gaze at the spectacular body of water surrounded by all-encompassing Siberian Mountains.
There is a strong demand for English-Foreign-Language Teachers in Russia at the moment, especially in the larger cities. With the opportunity to earn on average between $500 and $2000 a month and some schools even offering reimbursed airfare after the completion of your contract, which is generally a twelve-month commitment, Russia sounds very appealing to culture-loving travelers.
If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, then you will require a bachelors degree and a TEFL Certification. You’ll also need to find out whether you need a visa.
If you’re looking to experience the cultural and architectural highlights of Russia, then stick to the European cities, west of the Urals. However, if you’re looking to get off the beaten track to experience Russia’s great outdoors, then make sure you make time for the immeasurable spaces of Siberia and the Far East.
Due to the size of the country, Russia can offer a wide range of activities and experiences, from traditional city tours to enrich your eyesight, to trips to the Sayan Mountains, or even ski-trips in the Yakutia – and yes, that is in the North Pole!
With a plethora of magnificent cities, stunning landscapes and mysterious nature, many tourists are beginning to take notice of a country that has for a long time been underrated as a travel destination. If you give Russia a chance, you won’t regret it. Get involved in a Far-Eastern adventure today.