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‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’

‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’
Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia. Below, we offer the third and final part of their interviews.

‘I Will Use the Holidays to Reflect on my Plans, Recharge, and Refresh Myself’

‘I Will Use the Holidays to Reflect on my Plans, Recharge, and Refresh Myself’
Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia. Below, we publish the second part of their interviews.

‘Winter in Russia is a Season of Romance and Cold, Solemnity and Vitality’

‘Winter in Russia is a Season of Romance and Cold, Solemnity and Vitality’
Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia.

‘A Creative Event that Makes Us Happier’

‘A Creative Event that Makes Us Happier’
Decemberfest is an annual festival for first-year students, teachers, and applicants of the HSE School of Foreign Languages. The school currently offers courses in nine foreign languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish, and Hebrew.

‘The African Students Association Believes in Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Atmosphere’

Bakary S. Sonko
Russia is becoming an increasingly popular study destination for African students, and HSE University is actively seeking to attract more students from African countries. Bakary S. Sonko, from Gambia, is a master’s student at the Graduate School of Business and an active member of the volunteering community both at HSE University and beyond. In this interview, Bakary recounts his achievements as a volunteer and talks about how African students at HSE have built a supportive and welcoming community for each other.

‘I Am an Insider Who Can Help New Students in an Unfamiliar Country’

Azzahra Afidah Faizah
HSE University boasts a variety of student clubs and societies: sports clubs, charity organisations, cultural clubs, and many more. Azzahra Afidah Faizah, one of the founders of the HSE Indonesian Club, talks about its activities, objectives, and plans.

HSE international students represent the university at all-Russian student forums

HSE international students represent the university at all-Russian student forums
Summer 2023 turned to be full of great student events. HSE international students did not stand aside, taking part in various cultural, educational, and scientific events across Russia. Bakary, Thu Trang, and Boris shared their thoughts about being foreigners engaged into Russian student society.

‘Summer in Russia Has Been the Most Adventurous Holiday in My Life’

Sheripher Dinala
Sheripher Dinala, from Malawi, is a student of the Master’s in Political Analysis and Public Policy at HSE University in Moscow. With her busy summer over and the new academic year in full swing, Sheripher shares her stories of moving into a university dormitory, volunteering at international conferences, and nighttime dancing by the Moscow River.

‘Moscow Is an Exciting City, but You Can Always Go Somewhere to Calm Your Mind’

Thu Trang Pham
Thu Trang Pham is a 23-year old HSE University student from Vietnam. She is currently in her fourth year of studies at theFaculty of World Economy and International Relations. Thu Trang spoke to the HSE News Service about why HSE is the perfect university for international students, life in her dormitory, and how she plans to make the most of her final year of studies by travelling around Moscow and Russia.