How NOT to Start Coding

Nowadays, the field of software engineering is a very attractive one, looming with big opportunities, easy guides, and amazing working conditions, as well as high salaries. It's no surprise that there are a lot of people wishing to get into it, which produces countless arguments and advice on the subject of "where do I even begin?" But will that help you?

Study Tips for University Students

As a university student here at ITMO, you are likely facing a unique set of challenges when it comes to studying and academic success. With so many distractions and competing priorities, it can be difficult to stay focused and motivated. But with the right approach and tools, you can make the most of your time and achieve all your goals. Here are some tips to help you study more effectively.

ARe We Lost On Our Way? What’s Going On With Augmented Reality

Pokémon, IKEA, soccer, a pilot's helmet, a headset, a smartphone, a surgeon. It all seems like a meaningless bunch of words. And this would probably be the case if it wasn’t all about AR or augmented reality. A fantastic technology that we never experienced in its true colors.

Weather in St. Petersburg

When traveling to a foreign country far away from home, it’s expected to be very new and different. Apart from the culture and food, the weather can be quite a contrast from what you are used to. Russia is famous for being cold and snowy, which can be intimidating to someone from a warm tropical country. But is St. Petersburg really that bad?

Mental Health Challenges Among International Students

"Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul." — Nanea Hoffman

4 things I Wish I Knew Before My First Year at ITMO

As a second year student here at ITMO, I've gotten adapted to student life here and am more comfortable than I was the first semester. Here is a list of a few things that, if I had known about them before starting my first semester, it would have made my life easier and saved a lot of time and effort. As Russian is not my native language, I found some of the things to be confusing or easily misunderstood.

My Study Abroad Experience in France

In part 1 of this blog series, I talked about how to prepare for the study abroad experience. In this blog I talk about my personal experience of studying and living in the city of Montpellier, France, at IAE Montpellier University. Also, this blog contains information about my travels in France and some recommendations for future students of our university. This article builds on and complements the previous work of my colleague Tatiana (in Russian).

Preparing For a Year of Learning the Russian Language

As an international student traveling to Russia, you should be well prepared to face language barriers both in your academic and social life until you gain a certain level of proficiency. Read on to find out about how to improve your Russian language skills on a personal and professional level.