Ahmed Ibrahim, Egypt
You ask me why I decided to leave hot, sunny country and move to Siberia? Firstly, I believe that Tomsk Polytechnic University is one of the best Russian universities. Secondly, TPU has a very strong power engineering school. It gives not only fundamental knowledge but also applied science. Having arrived in Tomsk I could not say a word in Russian, and now speak fluent Russian and can understand it without an interpreter. I consider it a great achievement for myself.
It is very strong power engineering school in Russia
Together with the Russian language, I also studied at the preparatory department mathematics, physics, chemistry, philosophy, and other subjects that could help in further education. I had to study very hard. I even lost some weight during this time!
I like to play football and tennis. Every Sunday, as it was the only free day in my schedule, I spent in the University gym with my fellow students from Vietnam, who also came here to study Russian. We became good friends during that time. We went to the cinema together to watch movies in Russian and even walked around Tomsk.