2 Kostina Ulitsa, Room 201
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
This year, 25 students and two lecturers from Chongqing visited Nizhny Novgorod to take part in the summer school. During the two weeks of the summer school, Chinese students not only studied hard, but also visited many of the sights of Nizhny Novgorod, for example, the Chkalov staircase, the GAS Museum, the ‘Limpopo’ Zoo, and the Shelokovsky farm. They also had a chance to admire the Volga landscape during a boat trip, taste traditional Russian cuisine, and meet with the students who had helped to organize these events.
In general, visiting the ‘city of sunsets’ helped the students to see the real beauty of Russia, adds Maria Loshkareva, the school lecturer. Sightseeing was not limited to visiting Nizhny Novgorod - the programme also included trips to Semenov and Gorodets, where the students learned about Russian folk crafts and ancient architecture.
The study process, which included lectures in English, was interesting and comprehensive. All the Chinese participants enjoyed the rich programme – with many of them saying they would like to return to participate in next year’s summer school.