Study Abroad Experience of an Indian Student in Russia

Around this time last year, I was preparing to start my study abroad journey at ITMO University. As I was leaving my home, I had this fear of leaving behind my friends and family, yet I was equally excited about flying to a new country with a completely different culture and was optimistic about my future. It has been almost a year since I started studying at ITMO, and as I reflect on my journey so far, I see both the good memories and the difficult times. There were times when I was grateful for meeting wonderful people who became my good friends, times that made me fall in love with the beautiful city, and of course I can’t forget last year’s winter when I witnessed my first ever snowfall. However, there were days when I just wanted to go back home.

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.

ITMO Graduate ‪Igor Petranevsky on His Studies and Career Path

Frankly speaking, back in 2012, I flipped a coin to decide where I was going to study because I got accepted everywhere I applied to. This way, I narrowed my choices down to St. Petersburg State University and ITMO University. Having these two in mind, I went to admissions offices to learn more about each and somehow ended up choosing ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics — they promised more.

How to Manage Studies, Work, and Personal Projects to Stay Sane and Kind

I find myself screaming "I don’t have time for this!" at people several times a day. It seems like someone vicious has stolen it from me just to see me suffer. At times like that, when you rush from one task to the other, unable to take a breath, it seems that it will never end and you can do nothing to make it any better. But actually, you can! In this post, I will tell you my four key principles that I use to deal with overwhelming times in life.

Is There Room for Artistic Growth at a Technical University Like ITMO?

ITMO University is known as one of the best places for those who want to excel in engineering, science, or innovations. However, despite such a heavy emphasis on technologies, it also gives students an opportunity to express themselves through art, something many people would not expect.