There is much in common between towns in France and Saint Petersburg, it gives me feeling of home
My first trip to Russia occurred in 2008. I participated in senior camp in Moscow. It was great experience and wonderful month in a foreign country. Since then, even short-term study in Russia became a dream for me. I asked my international student adviser about possibility of studying in Russia, and he recommended me ITMO University. "Saint Petersburg sounds great!" was my first thought. Soon I became a participant of the Erasmus programme and got ready for new adventures in Russia.
I landed at Pulkovo airport on the 28th of August. To tell the truth, I was a bit scared. Another big city, another people, another life. Hopefully it didn’t last long. I was met by the guy from ITMO University who helped me to reach the dormitory. Then I got acquainted with my curator Dmitry Kypriyanov – now he is my teacher and a friend. He helps me with everything in Saint Petersburg, solving all my problems, and I appreciate it very much.
Studying at ITMO University allowed me not to change my lifestyle. I am fond of sport, I go to the gym regularly, and maybe later I will join some sports club at the university.
There is much in common between the architecture in France and Saint Petersburg, and it gives me a wonderful feeling of home. During this month in Saint Petersburg, I got a lot of sightseeing experience. I’ve seen the Hermitage, Nevskiy prospect, Peterhoff, etc. Also I like to go for walks to such beautiful places as Krestovsky Island.
It’s a long story about my connection with Russia. My grandgrandfather was a Don Cossack, who was living in Soviet Russia until the end of the Civil War. Then he left country and met my grandgrandmother who was from Poland. So I have Russian roots, and maybe because of it I adore this country.