Friday, July 31, 2009

Back to the Motherland

With the wedding behind us, I've finally got my visa wheels in motion. I was getting nervous about it being the end of July, but I wanted to wait until the wedding was over and the relatives had left.

After a few emails back and forth with Herzen University in St. Petersburg, they have agreed to get me an invitation for a student visa. It is going to be for 9 months. It sounds like a big commitment, but it will be great to not have to renew my visa during that time! And maybe by that time I will have temporary residency and won't have to have a visa at all.

I think that the classes are going to be a bigger commitment than I realized, akin to a full academic load. That makes me wonder if I should see if the credits will count towards a degree program. I want to see about getting my diploma apostilled just in case I need it to prove I have a Bachelor's.

The invitation will take about a month to get here, and then I will still have a few weeks to get my visa before departing on Sept. 21st.


  1. wow! congrats on your upcoming study in that uni! :) hope everything goes well with the admission and visa issues. :)

  2. Thanks. I'll be paying for the classes, so I don't think I'll have any trouble getting in. ;)

  3. Зато, можно будет сказать, что мы с тобой учились в одном университете! :))

  4. I just found out today that mine is approved. Now to find a good deal on plane tickets.


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