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Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

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Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby liliburketron » July 11th, 2017, 3:43 am

Hey guys,
Long story short it has been my life goal to move to Russia.I love the women, my father is from Belarus and I love the language- (but only speak it at B1) I really really can't wait to move there :D . I just need general advice on how to move there and hopefully stay there successfully. I understand going to my local uni and doing a TEFL cert may be the best bet but is there anywhere in Russia needing jobs ASAP with no certs required. I don't necessarily care about being paid, hell, ill probably save about $5000 before moving there just to coachshare or rent a room for a few months. The problem is, I'm so lost on exactly what I should do. Supposing I do go without finishing college first, what's a cheap and secure program, agency where I can find accommodation whether its just simply paying for a room or teaching English in return for room and board. Sorry if this is messy and unorganized. I appreciate all the help :)
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Re: Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby Contrarian Expatriate » July 17th, 2017, 12:19 pm

I would first advise you to finish your education and earn a nest egg.

After that, you should get a passport and apply for your visa. When you get your visa, you should schedule some vacation time each summer in Russia. Perhaps a different city each week.

Once you know which places you like, save more money and spend time developing friendships and a girlfriend. If you marry a girl, I believe your path to residency or citizenship will be quick. Very few girls would turn down marriage to an American for green card purposes and even though she might divorce you, you still have the Russian residency.

See a Russian Immigration attorney while you are there for more concrete advice.
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Re: Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby Cornfed » July 17th, 2017, 10:44 pm

Contrarian Expatriate wrote:I would first advise you to finish your education and earn a nest egg.


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Re: Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby MrPeabody » July 19th, 2017, 2:11 am

If you really want to leave the US someday, consider majoring in college to become a certified teacher. The degrees like TEFL are a joke and not real teaching certification. If you are a legitimate teacher, you can teach any subject in a foreign country, not just English, and the working conditions will be better.

https://www.tieonline.com/article/86/teaching-overseas-are-you-qualified-
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Re: Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby gsjackson » July 19th, 2017, 3:50 am

MrPeabody wrote:If you really want to leave the US someday, consider majoring in college to become a certified teacher. The degrees like TEFL are a joke and not real teaching certification. If you are a legitimate teacher, you can teach any subject in a foreign country, not just English, and the working conditions will be better.

https://www.tieonline.com/article/86/teaching-overseas-are-you-qualified-


Forty years ago the teacher certification process in American universities was a joke. Can't imagine it's any better now. Arizona has gone to a system of certifying anyone who can pass a subject matter standardized test, and dispensed with worthless education courses. I assume other states have done the same.

You weren't impressed with your CELTA course in Bangkok? Did you try teaching English and find yourself inadequately prepared? I ask because I'm thinking of taking the CELTA course in Moscow.
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Re: Best way to move to Russia successfully (18 M)

Postby MrPeabody » July 19th, 2017, 4:43 am

I took the CELTA, but never taught. They claim to be super special, but It is still not a real teacher's certification. I personally don't believe the CELTA teaching method is very effective. Read the link I attached for the requirements to teach in a foreign school.
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