Benjamin Peralta

The Architecture & Civil engineering summer school at SPbPU was a fantastic experience, not only regarding the lessons and what I learnt in class, but it was also fascinating to get to know the Russian culture and the amazing city that is Saint Petersburg. Besides, I´m truly grateful of having had the chance to meet people from all over the world and sharing all kinds of experiences with them. In conclusion, my days at SPbPU will be something that I will never forget.

Benjamin Peralta, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile (Summer School 2016, module “Architecture and Civil Engineering”)
Ricardo Muñoz Nafría

SPbPU Summer School of Russian Studies happened to be exactly the one that I was looking for! I wanted to boost my Russian language skills and at the same time discover St. Petersburg. So I decided to join 2 modules: I combined a week of General Russian with 3 weeks of Russian Language for Business Communication. In fact I enjoyed both of them, and I think they were equally useful for me. “Speak as a Professional” provided me with specific knowledge, specific terminology and expressions from professional speech. On the other hand, the General Russian course was just as important because if a person wants to speak a language properly, he or she has to be fluent in different fields. For me as a translator this Summer School was an extremely valuable experience, I think the skills I obtained will be useful for my job. What is most important, all my efforts paid off: in the end of the module I successfully passed the TORFL II Exam, so I am happy and extremely grateful to SPbPU for such a high quality of programs!

Ricardo Muñoz Nafría, translator in “Trivago”, Spain (Summer School 2017, modules “Speak as a Professional” and “Exploring the Russian Heritage”)
Ravi Singaram

It was an amazing experience where I learnt to explore a different city and tested my limits. Living in a city with majority of outsiders speaking a foreign language was really interesting with only the warmth of the people pulling us through amid the cold days.

Ravi Singaram, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Summer School 2017, modules “Space Technologies”, “Turbomachinery”)
Elizabeth Millet

I absolutely love Russian language, and it was very important for me to study in SPbPU! The classes about the Russian Art and Culture were great. We learnt about the history, traditions and customs of Russia, as well as about politics and some social aspects. What is more, we had the chance to see Russia as insiders. I think that during this Summer School I could understand Russia in a rather good way. I am interested in International relations and I would really like to work in this country, so I hope to use my Russian language skills in this sphere in future.

Elizabeth Millet, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France (Summer School 2017, modules “Focus on Russia” and “Exploring the Russian Heritage”)

My experience in the course was amazing and unforgettable. The professors are great professionals. The classes were amusing and dynamic. The coordinators were always there helping. The entire course was a lot more vivid in such a city as Saint Petersburg. Also my classmates were all great people from all over the world. With them, it was more enjoyable touring the city. I would recommend this summer school to everyone!

Jorge MENÉNDEZ, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain (Summer School 2017, module “Open Your Mind to Russia”)