Pre-arrival guide for international guests
Pre-arrival guide for international guests

Pre-arrival guide

Dear incoming students:

We are all looking forward to seeing you in Saratov and you have probably already packed your suitcases. Here is some important information you should consider before leaving homes and hitting Saratov.

Transportation

Once you arrive to еру airport and collect your luggage you will need to take aero-express train to Moscow city center. If your travel from Domodedovo Airport the train arrives to Paveletsky Train Station  in 35 minutes. This is the train station you will catch your train to Saratov. If your flight arrives to a different airport, please let me know and I will explain you how to get to Train station.

We recommend that you will print the jpeg file with the note I made for which says that you need to exchange you electronic tickets to hard copies (actual paper-based tickets). You can show it to anyone who works at the station and they will help you to find your way. Remember you do not have to queue to issue your tickets. Just show your electronic printed versions and passports. Once you get you hard copies of tickets proceed to boarding the train. The schedule boards at the Station will show your train number, platform and time of departure. Usually you can board 40-50 minutes before departure. If you have time before train get some food with you as you there will be only restaurant in the train which is expensive and only accepts cash.

At the Paveletsky Train Station  you just need to show your E-ticket and passport. The schedule boards at the Station will show your train number, platform and time of departure. Usually you can board 40-50 minutes before departure. If you have time before train get some food with you as you there will be only restaurant in the train which is expensive and accepts only cash.

We will catch ALL of you from the train near YOUR CARRIAGE and transfer you to the dormitory. To help us please send me copies of your tickets or the following information:

Train number

Date and time of arrival

Carriage number (wagon)

Saratov is served by the Saratov airlines (Saravia). You can buy air-tickets here: http://www.saratovairlines.ru/sites/en/Pages/Default.aspx

We will catch ALL of you right from the train near YOUR CARRIAGE and transfer you to the dormitory. To help us please send me copies of your tickets or the following information:

Train number

Date and time of arrival

Carriage number (wagon)

Plane to Saratov

Once you arrive to the airport and collect your luggage you will need to take aero-express train to Moscow city center. If your travel from Domodedovo Airport the train arrives to Paveletsky Train Station  in 35 minutes. This is the train station you will catch your train to Saratov.

You can buy E-ticket here: http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en

Registering your visa

According to Russian law, your Russian visa must be registered within seven working days of your arrival (excluding weekends and official holidays).

So, if you stay in Russia seven working days or more, then you need to register your visa.

The registration involves placing a stamp on your migration card (you can ask for a migration card in the plane flying to Russia) and obtaining a registration slip. SVRIA will register your visa. For the registration the Center for international programs and projects will need your migration card and copy of your passport.

Health Insurance and Medical Matters

Foreign visitors should submit a medical insurance certificate valid for Russia or guarantee of medical coverage from a Russian hosting organization for all period of stay. Medical insurance certificate should contain Russian contact phone number for emergency or assistance.

Be sure to bring medical records for yourself. These are required if you are interested in taking any classes.

If you require any specific medications, please bring enough to last approximately one month until you are able to access health care here to get new prescriptions.

Foreign Student and Scholar Services

The Center for international programs and projects is located in the main building on Sobornaya Street 23/25 in Room 329 a.  We are open Monday through Friday from 08:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Finances and Banking

You should plan to arrive with enough money to cover your expenses for the period of stay. Center for international programs and projects can help you establish a bank account and help you will other financial matters after you arrive.

Weather and Clothes

As for the weather, it is rather cold in Saratov as in most of Europe. Saratov enjoys a full range of four seasons, with hot summer, cool autumn, cold winter, and warm spring months.

If you arrive in late August or early September for the beginning of Fall Semester the weather will, usually be fairly warm.  Expect the average temperature to be 25 degrees Celsius.  The early mornings and evenings will be colder.  So medium-weight clothing with sweaters and jackets are recommended.  Winter has an average temperature of minus 18 degrees Celsius.  You will need a warm coat, hat, gloves and warm boots.  These are easily purchased here.  Spring is similar to fall with cool mornings and evenings and warm days.

Contact information

Natalia Bobarykina, Head of the Center for international programs and projects

Phone: +7 (8452) 653566

Email:  intoff@piuis.ru;  piuis.ba.studexchange@gmail.com

Address:

23/25 Sobornaya Str.

410031

Saratov Russia

Have a good trip

Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance, remembering to give as much information as you can to help us to process your query as quickly and effectively as possible.


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