Testimonials

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”)
Joseph McGovern

The summer school was highly enjoyable. I met some wonderful people and became acquainted with the incredible city of St. Petersburg. I very much valued the experience of being immersed in the Russian culture as well as talking with people from all over the world. I remain in awe of the city's history, design and philosophy and remember my time at the summer school fondly. 

Joseph McGovern, King's College London, UK (Summer School 2018 “Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion”)
Sami Wehbe

The summer school was an excellent experience and I am very grateful that Polytech gave me the opportunity to experience Russia firsthand and make my dream of learning Russian possible on a scholarship. I made so many close friends there and got to visit so many different cultural sites that I would not have visited otherwise. The most amazing thing that I witnessed there was the White nights. A great thank you to everyone who made the summer school possible and for providing me with a perspective of Russia that I would not have gotten otherwise.

Sami Wehbe, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Qatar (Summer School 2015, module “Exploring the Russian Heritage”)
Zhiting Ang

Summer school in Russia was something unexpected I did for my summer. I am amazed at the degree of immenseness into the local culture the St Petersburg Polytechnic University offers to its international students, with tours to the more popular places in the cities and friendly tutors who are happy to help. St Petersburg is a cultural treasure trove that rivals any major city around the world, and I spent much of my extended stay exploring its museums and walking along the wide boulevards. I highly recommend the Summer programme at St Petersburg for individuals who want to experience something different for their Summer holidays.

Zhiting Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Summer School 2016, module “Polymers for biomedicine and electronics”)
Zhixun Wang

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!

Zhixun Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (Summer School 2017, module “Modern SAP Technologies”)