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  • 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.


  • ITMO Students Advise: How to Make Friends in a New Country

    Coming to a new country as an international or an exchange student, you might feel out of place, in no small part because you need to make new friends. We decided to ask our students for their best tips on making friends in new surroundings. Read on to discover their advice, a portion of wisdom from our editorial team, and more!


  • 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: 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: Meera Alaji, Syria

    Meera Alaji, an international student from Syria, fought against all odds to keep shining and make the best of her opportunity at ITMO. With a great passion for biotechnology and regenerative medicine, Meera aspires to make an impact in the field of therapeutic medicine. How is she transforming her dreams into reality? Let’s learn it from Meera herself.


  • 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: 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.


  • Russian Social Media Through the Eyes of International Students

    In the 21st century, it is difficult to imagine our lives without social networks. In Russia, VK and Telegram are the most popular ones. Undeniably, foreigners, including international students, make up a great part of both services’ audiences. But what made them create an account on yet another social media platform? We decided to find out.


  • 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.