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  • Student Spotlight: Emre Can Eroglu, Turkey

    When you have a dream, the road to success appears in front of you. Such has been the story of Emre, an international student from Turkey who, driven by great ambitions, has come to ITMO to pursue his dreams. Currently a student of the Foundation Program, he will pursue a Bachelor’s degree in software engineering starting this September. St. Petersburg has lots to offer to satisfy Emre's love of history, art, and culture – and he's loving it. Read on and enjoy our amazing conversation with Emre.


  • Student Spotlight: Noviana Haslinda, Indonesia

    Her mother’s passion for biology and her father’s love for ballet have infused in Noviana a unique appreciation for Russia and its culture – enough to bring her here all the way from the island nation of Indonesia. Now in her first year of biotechnology studies, Noviana has already had some interesting experiences in the Venice of the North. Read on to learn a few interesting facts about her homeland and, more importantly, the stories that she has to share about her life at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Nathan Celeste, Congo

    When life gives you lemons, you have two options. Either you flee or you make lemonade. To succeed in life, you need to look challenges in the eye and persevere. We can all take inspiration from Nathan, an international student from Congo who decided to study in Russia despite the language barrier. At first, he found it very difficult to understand anything in class – but, eventually, through hard work and patience, he came out on top. Let’s take a closer look at Nathan’s experiences as an international student in today’s interview.


  • Student Spotlight: Geraldine Guevara, Colombia

    In today’s interview, we got the opportunity to chat with a super-talented girl from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia who traveled all the way to St. Petersburg to fulfill her dream of studying abroad. Currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at ITMO, Geraldine is a future Bachelor’s student in mechatronics and robotics. But why did she choose Russia as her destination? In her words, it is the culture that enchanted her. Take a deep dive into this beautiful conversation with Geraldine, where we discuss everything from food to motorsports. 


  • Feel Like an Indian in St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg is not only a major tourist attraction but also a hub for education and innovation. As a result, it has one of the largest communities of expats in Russia. The Venice of the North is also home to a small but vibrant Indian community. From students and professionals to families and retirees, the Indian community in St. Petersburg is diverse and dynamic, with members from all over India and a range of backgrounds and interests. Read on to find out the ways in which you can feel desi in the land of superlatives.


  • Student Spotlight: Emmanuel Kpadedji, Benin

    Meet Emmanuel Kpadedji, a bright and ambitious international student from the culturally rich African nation of Benin. He is a driven and passionate young man who likes taking challenges head-on. Emmanuel won a full scholarship from the Russian government to study at ITMO. He is now a Foundation Program student and this September onwards will pursue a Master’s degree in information security. Read on to learn more about his experiences with Russian weather, food, and culture.


  • Student Spotlight: Yvonne Pamela Sauramba, Zimbabwe

    Getting accustomed to a new country is tough for every international student. But once you have settled in at ITMO, it is difficult to undo that. Such has been the case for Yvonne, an international student from Zimbabwe. In our conversation, she tells us about her experience of feeling homesick and lonely during her first few months at ITMO. But now, she is absolutely enjoying her life. Read on to learn more about her life in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Hamidreza Sekandari, Iran

    The bigger the challenges, the better – that’s the kind of optimism that we all need in our lives. Meet Hamidreza, an international student from Iran whose passion to excel in life despite setbacks is unparalleled. Currently enrolled in the Foundation Program, he is going to pursue a Master’s degree in information security. We got the opportunity to talk in-depth about his native country, Iran, and learn about its rich history and culture. We also asked him how it feels to be an international student and if he has had any unique experiences in St. Petersburg. You’ll find the answers in this interview.


  • Student Spotlight: Anton Mahenge, Tanzania

    Studying abroad in Russia is exciting, but it also has its own challenges. For some, the winter is brutal, while for others, the food is quite different from what they are familiar with. But for Anton, an international student from Tanzania, no such problem exists. How so? Well, there’s a twist to his tale that he reveals later in this interview. Read on to find out.


  • Student Spotlight: Melany Jaramillo, Panama

    One of ITMO’s key values is love – and so, it’s only fitting that love is at the core of the story of one of our international students, Melany. Having found her Russian second half in Panama, Melany decided to travel with him all the way to St. Petersburg to start a new chapter of her life. In today’s interview, we dig deeper into her love story and learn why coming to ITMO was one of the best decisions of her life.