I have experienced definitely a lot by studying in Germany. I found out many new things about culture, learning process and everyday life of a German student. Furthermore, I lived almost in the heart of the Europe. Therefore, I had an opportunity to travel a lot.
After spending some time in St. Petersburg, we all know what Russian cuisine consists of. Blinis, soups, pies, and pelmenis are now familiar to us, and we drink some mors, traditional Russian juice to wash them down. However, the Russian food scene is not that simple.
As amazing as St Petersburg is, sometimes it can be fun to get away from the city for a weekend. There are many interesting places not too far from the city, and the one we picked for our weekend trip was Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Karelian Republic.
Already more than half of my internship in the International Office at ITMO has passed, time really flies. One of the most interesting things during this time was the meeting with the International Student Union. In my home university in Helsinki I have also taken part in some activities of our student associations. That’s why I can compare the two systems a little bit.
In March I got to know that I will be spending almost 3 months in St. Petersburg this summer, working as an intern in ITMO. One of my first thoughts was "I will have time to see a ballet or even two!" After all, the history of ballet in Russia is very long, and St. Petersburg as the so-called cultural capital of the country would surely have a lot to offer in the sphere of ballet.
When traveling abroad, one of the most important things to explore is the local cuisine. Especially if you are a foodie like us.
St. Petersburg has a great variety of delicious tastes, foods and drinks, sweet and sour, hot and cold. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce some of our personal favorites to you. The theme of this post is The Holy Trinity of Russian Cuisine, meaning the three most efficient aces Russia has to offer to fight against hunger: Pies, Blinis and Dumplings!
Here you can see our French-Finnish gourmand duo doing important research for the blog.
This semester one of my dreams finally came true. I got the opportunity to study for half a year at a German university. I have been to Germany many times before not only as a tourist but also as an exchange student at a German high school when I still was at school. Therefore, I was confident about my language skills, and the whole thing of going to Germany for such a long time didn't scare me. I look forward to new experiences, eager to broaden my horizons.