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International Students Testimonials

Advantages of studying in Russia for foreign nationals

Batsaikhan Uugantsetseg, Mongolia

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Going to a Russian university is a family tradition

I am an electrical engineering major. At first, I wanted to become a math teacher, but following my parents’ advice I applied to the Institute of Energy and Transport Systems of SPbPU. My parents are electrical engineers, both graduated from Moscow universities.So you could say going to a Russian university is a family tradition. I set my heart on going to St. Petersburg because it is a beautiful and modern European city. The university boasts a large campus of which the main building, the White Hall and the park are truly the gems. I am involved in almost every single university event, such as dance festivals and competitions. Before I came to Russia, I had barely known Russian at all, so I had to take a prep course to get prepared for the exams. My poor language skills were a serious setback in my communication with my fellow students, but my dedication and persistence in Russian language studies eventually paid off.



Seyed Nima Tayarani Bathaie
"There are a lot of outstanding museums here, but most of all I love the local nature"
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Ruth Perry
"I like the weather – in Zambia it's always hot, but here it's good"
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Wang Jiaqi
"The lecturers are much fairly patient, they vividly explain everything"
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Andre Pavira
"The university has a chic campus on the beach"
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Adisa Saheed Bayonle
"After two years of life in Moscow, I feel myself Russian"
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Julio Cesar Bustamante
"I was able to find a lot of new friends and improve my Russian language"
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Daniel Thomas
"It's important to be in Russia to research it than viewing the country from afar"
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Viktorija Adelova-Bogdāne
"In Russia I feel comfortable and relaxed"
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