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  • Student Spotlight: Chien Bui, Vietnam

    How does an international student feel about Russia after almost four years here? To find out, we got in touch with Chien Bui from Vietnam, a fourth-year Bachelor’s student in Information Technology and Programming at ITMO University and a front-end UI/UX developer. We talked to her about her experiences, memories, and future plans.


  • Student Spotlight: Collins Chimezie, Nigeria

    Meet Collins Chimezie, our international student from Nigeria, who got into ITMO with a scholarship to study molecular biology and biotechnology. He is planning to use the knowledge he gets to develop new treatments and therapeutic agents. Read on to learn what inspired him to apply to ITMO, what his dream project would be, and what he plans to do over his two years in St. Pete. 


  • Student Spotlight: Caroline Bondu, France

    A food technology enthusiast from Nancy (France), Caroline Bondu is an Erasmus exchange student at ITMO University. Her dream is to familiarize people with the principles of proper nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a proper diet. Here's a recap of our tête-à-tête about her experiences as an international student in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Le Trong-Minh and Võ Minh Thien Long, Vietnam

    There are currently over 150 international students from Vietnam studying at ITMO. Meet Le Trong-Minh and Võ Minh Thien Long, two Vietnamese international students, and get a glimpse of their country and their culture.


  • How Indian Students Celebrate the Holidays of Dussehra and Diwali

    India is known as the land of festivals and fairs. The month of October, in particular, is the most exciting time of the year. The air is filled with happiness, laughter, and the smell of delicious street food. The major festivals celebrated during this time are Navaratri/Dussehra/Durga Puja and Diwali. I caught up with a few international students from India at ITMO to find out how they plan to celebrate these holidays in St. Petersburg, and also share some of my own experiences.


  • Student Spotlight: Rutendo Paul Midzi, Zimbabwe

    Paul has come a long way from getting phished to becoming an Information Security student. Nowadays, it is very common to get scammed by fraudsters online. But with proper awareness and education, these traps are easily avoided. We met together with Paul at one of ITMO’s coworking spaces and dove into topics like data privacy, ethical hacking, the dark web, and phishing. Read on to discover the highlights of our conversation.


  • Student Spotlight: Kirtan Dipakbhai Patel, India

    Kirtan Patel is an international student from India who was born and brought up in a farmer’s family. He has always felt a special connection with plants and so he went to Leningrad Oblast – the area around St. Petersburg – to relive his childhood memories in the greenery. He had a lot of fun collecting berries and mushrooms. We decided to go on a walk with him and learn more about his experience as an international student in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Moayad Terro, Syria

    Hailing from Syria, Moayad Terro is an international Master’s student in Information Security. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has plans to establish a cybersecurity firm in St. Petersburg. In his free time, he likes to vlog and make content for his YouTube channel and Facebook page. We got an opportunity to have a chat with this amazing person who always has an immensely positive attitude.


  • Student Spotlight: Takshama Bhatt, India

    Takshama Bhatt from Gujarat, India, is a second-year international Master’s student of molecular biology and biotechnology. She loves cooking and has already tried her hand at making some Russian bliny and kasha. Her research requires her to deal with spiders and feed them live crickets! Scary, isn’t it? We got an opportunity to catch up with her and talk more about her education, her research, and her life in Russia as an international student.  


  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: An Online Experience

    For the sixth year in a row, ITMO is bringing Russian language and culture to the world. Although the school was conducted online for the third time, this format helped to expand the school’s reach. This year we had students from 10 different countries join the school to improve their language skills and also get a deep dive into Russian culture, cinema, history and politics.