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  • Student Spotlight: Hossain Jafari, Afghanistan

    We first interviewed Hossain a year ago, when he was a student of ITMO’s Foundation Program. He’s now a Bachelor’s student in system and applied software. How has his life changed in a year? Did ITMO meet his expectations? Learn this and more in this insightful interview.


  • Student Spotlight: Durhel Kibamba, Congo

    In a tale of ambition and cross-cultural exploration, Durhel, an international student from Congo, embarked on a journey to Russia in pursuit of higher education. With dreams as vast as the African savanna and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Durhel's adventure in the land of snow-capped landscapes has just begun. In this interview, he shares a lot about his homeland while shedding light on his experiences in his new home.


  • Student Spotlight: Carl Hakim, Egypt

    Over a span of 123 years, ITMO has witnessed countless stories of ambition and innovation unfold on its campuses. Walking on a similar path, our international student Carl Hakim has embarked on a transformative journey at ITMO, where he now stands as a second-year Master's student specializing in the revolutionary field of industrial ecology. In today’s interview, Carl delves into his project and shares his captivating experiences in the enchanting city of St. Petersburg, which has become his second home.


  • Student Spotlight: Israt Jahan, Bangladesh

    It is often said that the best things happen to you when you least expect it. Such has been the case of Israt, who ended up falling in love with information technology and robotics out of the blue! Ever since that day, she strived hard to make her way from Bangladesh to Russia and gain a good education in the field of her choice. Read on to learn more about her life-changing moment and her other experiences at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Makha Karkout, Syria

    Eager to learn software engineering at one of the best universities in the world, Makha Karkout decided to travel all the way from Syria to Russia. Currently a student in ITMO’s Foundation Program, Makha will pursue a Master’s degree in software engineering come September. In today’s Student Spotlight, learn more about Makha’s native country, Syria, and her experiences in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Sara Nikolic, Serbia

    Over the years, we’ve shared the stories of many international students from different parts of the world. But this time, we got the opportunity to talk to an international student from a country with similar cultural roots. In this interview, Sara Nikolic, a fourth-year Bachelor's student from Serbia, points out the subtle differences that exist between the two nations and how she is getting along in a country that is so similar yet so different from her motherland.


  • 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. 


  • 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: Bui Huong Giang, Vietnam

    Hailing from Vietnam, Bui Houng is a fourth-year Bachelor’s student of biotech whose favorite subject is bread technology – the study of different types of bread and how they’re made. Besides studies, she loves fashion design, modeling, and content creation. In this interview, we dive deep into her life and learn about all the memories that she has made over a period of almost five years in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Marshell Nmaz, Mozambique

    Attending morning classes in winter is not easy at all. It is one of the biggest challenges that our international students, who sometimes have no experience of living amidst snow, face regularly. Marshell Nmaz, a student from Mozambique, is facing a similar challenge. Besides the weather, the language barrier is also making his life somewhat difficult. But he is a fighter who’s keeping his focus on his studies. Learn more about him and his life in Russia in today’s interview.