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  • Student Spotlight: Khánh Huyền, Vietnam

    Most students are afraid of math, but for this young woman from Vietnam, calculus and probability are things of joy. Meet Khánh Huyền, a student of ITMO University’s Foundation Program. Come September, she will enter the Bachelor’s program in programming and artificial intelligence. In this interview, she talks about her life as an international student at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Mostafa Abdallah, Egypt

    Hailing from the land of pharaohs, Mostafa is an international student at ITMO. He is currently enrolled in the Foundation Program but will go on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in communication systems. In this interview, he talks about his journey from Cairo to St. Petersburg. Read on to learn more about him and his experiences at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Talha Imtiaz, Pakistan

    A man of many talents, Talha Imtiaz joined ITMO as an international student in 2020. After two long years of hard work and perseverance, he is now about to graduate with a Master’s degree. In our conversation, he talks about his current research and future plans. Read on to learn more about the experiences of this soon-to-be ITMO graduate.


  • Student Spotlight: Bassel Alshawareb, Syria

    A man with many dreams, Bassel is an international student at ITMO. Currently enrolled in the Foundation Program, Bassel plans to study robotics starting this fall semester. Despite his limited knowledge of Russian, he has already participated in several conferences and presented his research in Russian. How did he achieve this feat? Read on to find out.


  • Student Spotlight: Ana Cristina Fierros Escobedo, Mexico

    What if the top destination on your bucket list becomes your study destination? Meet Ana, who always wanted to live in St. Petersburg and was finally able to bring her dream to life by becoming a student at ITMO. She is a first-year Master’s student in the Quality Management program and vlogging is one of her many hobbies. Read on to learn more about her personal experiences in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Ricardo Zambrano, Ecuador

    Coming all the way from the South American country of Ecuador, Ricardo is a first-year Bachelor’s student studying mechatronics at ITMO. He developed a strong interest in robotics while he was in school and decided to pursue it further in college. His hobbies include singing, guitar music, and photo editing. Read on to learn more about this talented Latin American student and his experiences here in St. Petersburg since his arrival in September 2021.


  • Student Spotlight: Mehmet Berkay Bulbuloglu, Turkey

    Every year thousands of international students are admitted to various universities in Russia. What makes Russia such a popular student destination? Is it the charisma of the country or the innovative approach of its institutions? Let’s find out from Mehmet, an international student from Turkey.


  • Student Spotlight: Shafayet Ullah Nadeem, Bangladesh

    What is it like to be an international student at ITMO? Is winter a challenge for foreigners? What do international students think about Russian food? To get the answers to these questions, we caught up with Shafayet Ullah Nadeem, an international student from Bangladesh.


  • Student Spotlight: Zana Sherwani, Iraqi Kurdistan

    Zana has always been passionate about computers and gaming since his childhood. As he grew up, he turned his passion into his career. He is also involved with numerous charitable foundations to help those in need. This is his first time in St. Petersburg during the winter. Let’s find out how he has been coping with the weather and enjoying his time here. 


  • Student Spotlight: Sharaf Ahdaf Souf, Bangladesh

    Sharaf is an international student at ITMO who came to St. Petersburg from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently enrolled in ITMO’s Russian-language Foundation Program and will pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from next semester. A painter and singer at heart, Sharaf is a very amiable and cheerful young man. We got an opportunity to hang out with him and talk to him about his experiences, expectations, and ambitions at ITMO.