Every summer students from Chongqing’s Southwest University of Political Science and Law come to HSE Nizhny Novgorod to study Russian and learn more about Russian culture and cuisine.
Sixth annual Summer School on Russian Language and Culture opened last week. This year among the participants of the summer school are students from Austria, Brazil and South Korea.
Ten students from the Brigham Young University (Utah, USA) have arrived in Nizhny Novgorod for the Summer School on Russian Language and Culture. Between now and midsummer the students will attend lectures on intercultural communication, literature and Russian history as well as improving their knowledge of Russian.
This year we continue our Tuesday’s cultural meetings “Kapustnik stran” where the international students present their native countries and share the secrets of their culture and traditions. The 2016 opens with the Ukrainian evening, then the baton passed to our Korean students with their mysterious motherland.
On December 18 the New Year celebration ceremony was held at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. Not only HSE students, but also the students from CIS countries, exchange students from France, Italy, Austria and China, and international students of the Master’s Programme in Global Business took part in the event. The participants ‘travelled’ across different countries looking for Grandfather Frost (Russian Santa Claus), and finally they found him.
Language Tandem, a new project at HSE in Nizhny Novgorod, has been launched. The project involves 15 international exchange students, who came to Nizhny Novgorod from France and Italy, master’s students of Global Business from Austria and Italy, who have just started learning Russian, and 15 Russian students from various faculties who are studying foreign languages. The participants shared their impressions of the first meetings.
Two students from Johannes Kepler University, Strahinja and Stefan Lazić, presented information about their country at the most recent meeting of the International Club. The brothers spoke about the things that make Austrians proud, things they don’t like and what they aspire to. The presentation aroused great interest among the students.
Alessandra Marabini and Francesca Di Furia are Italian exchange students living in Nizhny Novgorod. They are from University of Bergamo and have come to HSE on an exchange semester to study Economics and Russian Language. Both of them have been to Russia before so they are not fazed by the unfamiliar things they see going on around them. Nevertheless, as they tell us below, something new and surprising seems to happen to them everyday. The things that struck them most during their month in Nizhny Novgorod are public transport and the old houses.