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.