Mission of the program

To familiarize the SWY alumni with Russian culture and contribute to sustainable society.

Goals of the program

  • familiarize participants with Russian way of life, historic and cultural traditions and values;
  • promote understanding, netwroking and cooperation of the youth from SWY participating countries;
  • develop leadership skills of the program participants;
  • implement volunteer projects in the cities of visit.


All participants will be a part of an educational and cultural program «Explore your own Russia!», in order to learn more about Russian culture and the language, to learn to make Russian souvenirs and to create youth projects.

All participants will be split into 4 teams and assigned a topic. The teams will work on their topics during the trip running a blog with photos, videos, texts and expressing their ideas in any other ways possible. The outcome of the whole trip will be 4 fully completed projects presented in Moscow.


July 30th – August 13th 2017

Vladivostok – Irkutsk

Irkutsk – Novosibirsk 

Novosibirsk – Kazan

Kazan – Moscow  

Participants arrive in Vladivostok on their own prior to the program start date. The participants are responsible for their departure from Moscow to respective countries.

Project topics RUSWY Train

15 intensive days to realize the project and present the outcomes of the work! Photo, video, storytelling, music, poems, architecture, environment, Russian soul. You can write us and suggest your own topic – just be creative and express your vision of Russia. You can choose between 4 topics and you will work in the team of 8 people.

Express yourself! Discover Russia!