Tomsk is a very lively city with students from many countries of the world. And you can certainly find your own group of people to fit in with if you are a foreigner.
I can honestly say that I have too many friends. They are not just people that I met but people who are very close. My friends are mainly Russians and Europeans. The Europeans are from Germany, Austria, France, England, Czech Republic, Poland, and Italy. Other friends are from Nigeria and even the United States of America.
I admire that Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) is very diverse. There are many students from different countries, and it allows me to interact with different cultures daily. I also like that the university is very compact and accessible. It is very close to the dorms and located in a nice part of the city.
The city is small but big enough to keep students busy all the time.