Shirirn Alikhanova, Kazakhstan
During study Tomsk has become my second home
There was a time when Tomsk seemed so far and unknown but also inviting and full of entertaining life. Now it’s my second home, so sweet, warm, and cozy.
Since my first days here, this city has been amazing me with its special atmosphere, full of wonderful heritage assets, a long history, numerous museums, and the university campus. This city has a rich culture and mentality.
My university is Tomsk State University – the first, dear and lovely. When I see this snow-white main building, I can’t stop admiring, and I’m really proud that I’m studying here, that I can live a full student life and use all possibilities to do this. The most gifted, active, and original students are studying at our university.
Everyone is unique and with a twist, which makes our student society very special and one of a kind. Here the students study, create, and materialise their ideas, here they live!!! Everyone can feel it if he or she is a part of this life.
This incredible city gave me the happiest years in my life as a gift – the brightest events, the beloved and best group at TSU, the warmest people, the most interesting books, the most important meetings.
Things I call "the best" happen with me here and I prize every second at TSU. Tomsk gave me experience and knowledge, it changed me, and I was lucky to finish my studies here. I love this city to bits and wherever I go, it will be with me always.