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International Students Testimonials

Advantages of studying in Russia for foreign nationals
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Tao Mengting, China

Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

The country is huge and each city has its own cultural peculiarities

My name is Tao Mengting and I am from China. I have finished my Bachelor with specialization in Philology and Master Degree with specialization in Linguistics. This year I have graduated from a PhD program in Culture Studies.

I have got to know about UrFU from my acquaintance who studied here about 10 years ago. Studying a PhD is undoubtedly harder than studying a Bachelor or Master program. My research supervisor is really strong in Culture Studies.

Honestly, at first I did not like the city because when I first got here it was really cold, and I did not know the language but fortunately at my first day I met a truly kind citizen who helped me to find a way to the University building.

I have participated at least two or three times in International conferences, forums and seminars. During my almost ten years stay in here I have also visited Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Kazan and I have realized that the country is huge and each city has its own cultural peculiarities. The deepest impression I had was from visiting The State Tretyakov Gallery. I really enjoyed that place and I am certain I need to visit it again in the nearest future. I am very interested in learning about cultures and I would probably seek for continuing my research in this field.

I have thought a lot about my future, I think it would be good to come back home to China, but if I have an opportunity to stay here in Russia then I would also consider that option.



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