International Students Testimonials

© FEFU

Francy Natalia Gómez Arce, Columbia

Far Eastern Federal University

I have adopted some local traditions, for example I really fell in love with borshch

When I first arrived in 2014, there were not so many international students among FEFU students and I was almost the only girl from Colombia. Now there are a lot of my compatriots: in recent years it is very popular among Colombians to get higher education in Russia. Although I did not visit other Russian cities, I'm very glad that I came to Vladivostok. I remember how together with my mother we examined the photos of universities and decided that FEFU is a modern university that will be a worthy choice. Then I only knew that it was somewhere very far away. The rest of our ideas about Russia were associated with the times of the USSR for some reason, and I did not know what was waiting for me. It turned out that people in Russia are open and friendly, and even without knowing English, they always sincerely try to help.

Now I have a lot of Russian friends. By the way, I have adopted some local traditions. For example, I always take off my shoes at home, although usually we don't. I got used to eating a lot of sweets and stopped putting sugar in my tea, and I really fell in love with borshch! I first tried it here in the student dining hall. I studied Russian at the FEFU preparatory department for the first eight months. It was hard for me, but our teachers were always accommodating and tried to help. Various events were arranged for quick adaptation and immersion in the language environment. And now, in the third year of study, I am happy to participate in international events. So, besides lectures, we have a colorful and scenic student life here! I am a future linguist, I am studying English and Chinese at FEFU. I really love children and, probably, I will work as a teacher when I return to my country. 

Share

Testimonials

Kosuke Mori
Japan
FEFU

"I like to read books written by Russian writers"

Read more

Du Wanying
China
MSMU

"Moscow is a wonderful city, Russian people are very hospitable"

Read more

Fabricia Jardim
Brazil
IKBFU

"I found my programme in Business Management"

Read more

Josef Biednarzic
Czech Republic
SUSU

"Russian and Czech people are much alike, our languages and way of thinking are similar"

Read more

Semiyou Osseni
Benin
UTMN

"University staff met me at the airport and took to the hotel"

Read more

Sreelatha Chandragiri
India
SibFU

"I have chosen Russia because of the good mathematical school"

Read more

Lee Daun
South Korea
ETU "LETI"

"There was a wide choice of dishes at university cafes, so every day I tried something new"

Read more

Nadiah Natasya Binti Zulkurnai
Malaysia
Samara University

"I was very impressed with the university labs equipment"

Read more
All testimonials

5 Steps to Applying to a Russian University

Official website about higher education in Russia for foreigners

© 2015 The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Sociocentre

Content copying is strictly prohibited

CONTACTS

If you find a mistake, select it and press Ctrl+Enter

If you find a mistake, contact us

Did you find a mistake?

X

Privacy Policy

Sitemap