Dennis Yin

I participated in the Polytechnic University 2017 summer school "3D design and digital fabrication" project. I designed and used 3d printer to produce a nautilus-shaped lantern. My life in the school was very exciting. The Chinese people particularly like eating, so my Chinese teammates and I cooked a lot in the kitchen. We also share our Chinese food with students from other countries. All of us spent a very happy time together. During my spare time, I visited the Hermitage, Peter Paul fortress and other attractions. I like history, so I enjoyed the various museums in St. Petersburg. I am very grateful to the Polytechnic University for giving me the opportunity to come to Russia to communicate with people from different countries. I am very grateful to my teachers - Yulianna, Simon and Sergei for teaching me patiently. I am very grateful to Darina, Sasha, Nikita for taking care of my life.

Dennis Yin, Beihang University, China (Summer School 2017, module "3D Design and Digital Fabrication")
Reza Valimoradi

The summer school provided me with the chance of working and learning among people from different continents gave me some first hand experience about what I am going to face through my studies in an international university. Another reason why this program was good for me was its lecturers. Not only they were some of the best professors of the SPbPU but also we got some lecturers from industry which provided us with some practical knowledge which cannot be found in any books. Besides we had the chance to be in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, Saint Petersburg. Words cannot convey the experience we had in this city.

Reza Valimoradi, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (Summer School 2018 “Innovative Marketing Technologies in Tourism”)
Fabio Garrido

I had the opportunity to make summer school first where I discovered SPB as well as the university. It was amazing experience of 3 weeks which make me follow the IBS program then. During IBS semester I could notice the high work experience from teachers and I was really happy with the fact that any help could be provided by administrative offices or by the teachers themselves! To conclude, following my studies in SPB was a great and an amazing experience that still keep helping me in my work or studies in my native country and I'm now able to understand better this wonderful Eastern culture!

Fabio Garrido, Geneva School of Business Administration, Switzerland (International Polytechnic Summer School 2012, module “Open Your Mind to Russia”, International Management and Business Development in Russia 2013, International Business Semester 2014)
Kantola Tuomas Mikael

There isn't nuclear engineering in bachelor level in Finland, and as I was aiming to work in nuclear industry, Nuclear Engineering Summer School in Saint Petersburg was easy choice for me. In lectures I got lots of theoretical knowledge about nuclear physics and reactors to support my practical knowledge. Lectures weren’t too formal and they had a great atmosphere, it was easy to ask more from professors and they were willing to answer. Volunteers from university also did great job guiding and helping us, who mostly didn’t know the Russian language. Our group with multiple nationalities had great time sightseeing Saint Petersburg together. I made new friends and almost learned Cyrillic letters too!

Kantola Tuomas Mikael, South-Eastern Finland University Of Applied Sciences, Finland (Summer School 2017, module “Nuclear Engineering”)
Jordi Aerts

My time at Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg was an all-out amazing experience. From start to finish I was surrounded by wonderful people. Upon arrival at the airport I had all the help I could ask for by one of the students of the university. This led to an immediate feeling of ease. From the first day of the course up until the last our class was taken good care off. The start in the impressive main building was organized in great fashion, and after the introduction we had a little general information which all proved to be very useful. To end the day there was a little pub quiz which led to a lot of people being able to come together and form friendships. The teacher was an expert in her course and made the lessons very easy to pick up on. The cultural program was interesting as well, the ability to visit the Hermitage with its seemingly endless works of art and the astonishing Winter Palace. The lovely people who organized everything for us even ended up joining my group of friends for a birthday dinner/drink. After that we even went out for dinner multiple times during our stay and this sort of feeling that you’re more a group of friends than students/organizers made my stay and that of my fellow students unforgettable. All in all I can not recommend people enough to take the chance to attend a summer or winter school event and have the opportunity to meet the most amazing people from the school itself and your fellow students who attend the courses.

Jordi Aerts, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium (Winter School 2019 “Modern SAP Technologies”)