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  • ITMO Graduate Trang Nguyen on Experience in Russia

    I had the opportunity to interview Trang Nguyen, a Bachelor’s student graduating from ITMO this year. I asked her about her journey from Vietnam and her experiences here in Russia.


  • Software Engineering Student from the USA on Studying in Russia

    Alexander Wilson is a first-year Bachelor's student who came to Russia to study software engineering. I caught up with him to find out more about his experiences as a student in Russia and about his future plans. Alexander is half Russian, so he already had a solid understanding of the Russian language when he moved here.


  • Chantal Tracey on Life at SCAMT

    Chantal Tracey came from Jamaica to study for a PhD at ChemBio Cluster, having previously received a Master’s from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. I caught up with her to hear all about a day in the life of a PhD student and member of the 3D printing of functional nanomaterials group at the SCAMT institute (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies).


  • Ammar Ali on Life at the Computer Tech Lab

    Ammar Ali came from Syria to participate in a Master’s program in Business Information Systems. I caught up with him to hear all about a day in the life of a second-year Master’s student at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a computer vision engineer at the the International Laboratory "Computer Technologies"


  • Yali Sun on Life at the Optical Laboratory

    Yali Sun came to St. Petersburg from the now-infamous Wuhan. I caught up with her to hear all about a day in the life of a fourth-year PhD student at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, as well as some of her experiences in Russia so far.


  • My Turn to Walk the Dog: Moving Back Home During the Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have moved back home. Living with your parents again has its advantages — but it also brings with it some challenges and potential for conflict.


  • A Belgian Student in Russia

    Hello everyone! My name is Alexia, I am 22 years old, and I come from Belgium. I am currently doing an internship at the Foreign Language Training Center and I’ll be here until the end of March. Yeah, I am the one sitting at the back of the office who cannot answer your questions, sorry… But what is a Belgian student doing in St. Petersburg, you might ask… Well, I am a fifth-year student at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Mons; and Russian and English are my two working languages. I fell in love a few years ago with St. Petersburg and with the Russian culture, so it was an obvious choice for me to intern here. For this article, I will focus on a few points that, I think, represent the most significant differences between these two countries so dear to my heart. So, if you want to learn a bit more about my tiny Belgium and how it differs from Russia, then please read the article below!