he summer school in Russia was a life changing experience, we had the opportunity to learn new things and live in one of the most beautiful city in the world
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.
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!
The university is great, the city is great and for me, people here are really great too! Three weeks what I have learnt is not only the knowledge from SAP program but also the real Russia.
I have to admit that the first impression on Russia is just like the American Journalist in the TV series «Как я стал русским». As is known, tanks, bears, of course, and the Водка. Actually all above is not true. The street is clean and sky is blue. There are tanks only for exhibition.
When I started my class, I found my Russian classmates Alexandra had lots of interaction with our teacher Anna. It is open minded. Compared to the classes in my university, students usually listen to teachers without any questions or discussion. Maybe it is our disadvantage. I felt free in the classes and I could ask questions anytime. SPBPU has a long history and there’re many famous professors. Anna showed us how students work with professors to solve the innovated programs and it’s impressive.
Our tutor Nikita, the pretty boy showed us a lot of amazing places which usually tourists may not come. We have been to the amusement park. I guess it’s also Russian style. The projects are crazy. I tried the rollercoaster and it felt amazing. It means some kind of achievement to me. Later we saw the gulf of Finland and the new skyscraper. It will be a new Petersburg. I really expect to come back and witness the changes happening here.
I really love you, SPB and people who lives here!
I think it is a precious and unforgettable experience to study in the summer school of SPbPU. The tutors and local students are nice, helpful and professional. I have learnt a lot from them. Moreover, there were many different visits and activities for us to let us know more about Russian culture. I have much fun in Russia and miss the days in the summer school.