Students from abroad can embark on a search for mammoths or take a Russian language course.
National Research Tomsk State University holds three summer schools for foreign nationals this summer; applications are open till 31 July. Intensive Russian summer course will run from 20 August till 7 September. Students of all focus areas and majors with the average Russian proficiency level (A2-B1) are welcome. They will practice spoken and written Russian, discuss social and cultural topics and get to know Russian mass media. Tuition fee is 40,000 rubles ($640). Cross-cultural Communication in Interpreting and Translation summer school will take place on 14-29 August; it includes an intensive course in translation from Russian to English and vice versa. Tuition fee is 30,000 rubles ($480). Students of archaeology are offered the summer school in Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleobiogeocenoses of the Northern Hemisphere on 5-29 August. The programme includes several expeditions to study mammoth remains. The excavation site is located in the Novosibirsk region, 500 to 600 kilometres from Tomsk where many mammoth bones were found. Tuition fee is 460 euros ($540). The fee includes dormitory accommodation, meals, study materials and a cultural programme. Languages of instruction are Russian and English. Please forward your applications and queries to the TSU Department of Social Adaptation and Support of International Students firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Participation in a summer school is an opportunity to see the university, experience student life, establish useful contacts and learn more about Russian culture and traditions.