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The international volunteer camp Ecological Raids was held at ITMO University’s health-and-sports center Yagodnoe. For two weeks students from 12 countries attended talks and workshops on social and ecological projects, came up with ideas for Ecohouses and got to know more about Russian culture. All of this happened on the shores of a beautiful lake in the Karelian isthmus.
Jumping on a 3.5 hour train ride to study in a new place for a semester might not sound a lot like ‘study abroad’, especially when you live in a country as large as Russia, but for ITMO student Mariya Shaposhnikova, crossing the border over to Finland and spending a semester at Aalto University turned out to be a really rewarding and eye-opening experience.
If you’re from Pakistan and are thinking about studying in Russia, you might want to hear about a first-hand account of how it all works, and what studying in Russia could look like for you. In fact, you’ll laugh a lot when you find out how to say “how are you?” and “good” in Russian.
One of ITMO’s most beloved and well-known native English speakers is Chineye Osuoha, more affectionately known as Jayjay. He makes frequent appearances in ITMO photographs and advertisements and having already taught for four years both staff and students of the University, he is already a household name.
Education, communication, traditions, living conditions, food and weather - all of those change dramatically for international students who come to study in Russia. To adapt to the new environment, they can rely on specialists from the International Students Learning and Support Center; yet, having the right attitude is important as well, believe the exchange students from Europe and Brazil who came to ITMO for the IT and Business Innovations in Russia course. In an interview with our newsportal, they shared their experience of studying at ITMO University.
When we talk about international students at our University, we are usually thinking of someone who comes from another country with another culture to study here. But often we don’t quite take international as literally as we should. Abid Mossalli, an international student from the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems takes "international" to an entirely new level.
Yesterday, on February 6th, a new exchange semester started at ITMO University. 22 students from 9 countries came to Russia to learn IT, economics, business and cross-cultural communication.
Now in December it is the time when our international students are close to the end of their double degree programs and research internships. They came from different European countries — it is very typical in Europe to spend several semesters abroad but Russia is quite an extraordinary choice. Here are four stories by our visiting students.
When we met Dheya Al-Saeedi, we were struck by his positivity, ambition and hope for the future, especially as he began to reveal his history. Still young, he has experienced what many hope not to experience. For those of you who don’t know where Yemen is, it’s on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, wedged between Saudi Arabia and Oman. It also has its fair share of issues. The south wants to separate from the north and the country is in a constant state of war. It’s also the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula.
It’s not every day you see a Frenchman walking the halls of ITMO, casually speaking Russian with his classmates. Nicolas Charlon isn’t just any Frenchman though, he speaks four languages fluently, French, Polish, Russian and English. When he views Russia he perceives opportunity, a potential future and a chance to grow. He appreciates the wonderful people and the fact that Russia isn’t quite Europe. After an exchange trip during high school to a small town south of Moscow, he knew he wanted to come back for something more.