In December, HSE Preparatory Year students travelled to Tula to attend an international student festival. They got to know the ancient Russian city, presented their cultures at the festival, and participated in a student concert. Students from Macedonia, Syria and China shared their impressions about the event with the HSE News Service, while Russian teacher Anastasiya Zinchenko spoke about how such trips broaden the students’ outlook on the country and make them a better team.
The first semester will come to an end soon. The students have already met their groupmates and lecturers, faced their first exams, and received their first grades. Some international first-year students of the HSE campus in St Petersburg share their impressions of the university and its educational programmes.
Faiz Arsyad from Indonesia is a first-year master’s student of Agrarian Economics at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. In his interview, he talks about his first months of studies at the university, which include meeting top governmental officials, attending agricultural conventions, and participating in the HSE Career Marathon.
Leandro Cassius, from Brazil, studied at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, and graduated from HSE in July 2018 with a BA in World Economy. In his interview with HSE News Service, he looks back on his time at HSE and talks about his career plans
Yuri Ishitoya, a Spring 2020 exchange student from Akita International University (Japan), tells about her favourite place in Moscow and how cooking helps you make new friends.
This year, Russia’s largest science and technology festival, Geek Picnic, was held online for the first time. Despite the new format, the festival programme included all of the event’s usual key features: expert lectures, workshops, competitions, and opportunities to socialize and network with fellow tech and science enthusiasts. HSE University once again served as the festival’s content partner.
Still can’t stop smiling and feel happier than ever before? We’re sure your answer is yes, and the main reason of your shining smile is our Culture Café dedicated to friendly and sunny Uzbekistan. Many thanks to our HSE international students Imamkhodjaeva Vasilya, Eugenia Golovkina, Bekzod Karimov, Nina Ladinskayawho have discovered a new country for us and left only unforgettable and enjoyable memories about it.
International students looking to study at HSE might find the idea of moving to Moscow exciting yet daunting, especially if they have never visited or lived in Russia before. We have prepared a short guide on what some aspects of life in Moscow are like.