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.
On September 29th 2015, students from Italy presented information about their country at the International Club meeting. The presentation aroused great interest among the club members, because they all wanted to know what else makes Italy famous, except for pizza and pasta.
Do they really eat frogs’ legs? Do they wear striped vests and berets with a baguette under their arms? Do they dine for two hours, eating moldy cheese? Are they snobs or romantics? Are they lazy or just really enjoy life? Students from France answered all these questions and more during the meeting of the International Club in Nizhny Novgorod.
A group of HSE students have returned from their trip to China. They spent two weeks at the Summer School organised by the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing. They shared their impressions with HSE News Service.
Students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod prepared a presentation in which they revealed the truth about well-known stereotypes.