Anza Thasneem and Shipra Singh are exchange students from Indian Institute of Management Raipur, a partner university of HSE-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.
Interested in learning more about international programmes at HSE? Open House events are being held across HSE campuses in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend and learn about HSE’s English-taught education programmes.
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.
This is the conclusion that Austrian and French students came to following their participation in a Summer School on Russian Language and Culture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. On their last day in Russia the foreign guests gave their verdict on whether they’d been able to get to grips with the ‘elusive Russian soul.’
Some participants of the summer language school want to tie their future lives and work to Russia