Summer School on Russian Language and Culture Starts in Nizhny Novgorod
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.
However, the students will not spend all their time studying, they will also have an opportunity to see Russia in all its beauty and get to know the architecture of some of Russia’s historical towns.
‘We’ve organized tours to Gorodets, Semenov, Suzdal and Vladimir for our American guests. They'll visit various exhibitions, as well as communicating with HSE students, who will help their American buddies to learn more about modern Russia and understand it better,’ – says Anastasia Tsvetkova, Deputy Head of the International Relations Office HSE — Nizhny Novgorod.
Wyatt Hancock, an American student, is in Nizhny Novgorod for the first time, though he lived in Novosibirsk for two years and speaks Russian rather well, as he has always been interested in Russian culture and history.
‘My grandparents came to the USA from Russia, this is one of the reasons I started to learn Russian. Of course, it is very difficult, but I would like to live and work in this country. Nizhny Novgorod is a very beautiful city with incredible scenery. The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin has impressed me the most out of all the places I have visited so far.