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  • Glimpses of Student Life at ITMO Dormitories

    ITMO is a great choice for international students who seek not only quality education but also a lively and engaging campus experience. The university's dormitories provide a welcoming environment where peers from around the world can come together, make friends, and enjoy a wide array of fun activities. Let's explore how these dormitories provide a sense of belonging and camaraderie to ITMO students from around the globe.


  • Why St. Petersburg Should Be Your Next Study Destination

    With a rich history, vibrant culture, and unforgettable atmosphere, Russia’s Northern Capital is the perfect place to gain a truly enriching academic experience. The city’s many advantages, from affordability and infrastructure to a diverse food scene and unique climate, make it a top choice for budding international students. Let’s explore these and other reasons to consider St. Petersburg as the next stop on your learning journey. 


  • The Battle of Capitals: St. Petersburg vs Moscow

    Ever since the foundation of St. Petersburg in the early 18th century, there’s been some covert rivalry between the two Russian capitals. It falls easily in line with other eternal debates: there’s iPhone vs Android, Xbox vs PlayStation – and Moscow vs St. Petersburg. Here’s what our team has to say on this ages-old matter. 


  • Insider’s Guide to Film Photography in St. Petersburg

    Digital photography hasn’t completely replaced the analog kind just yet. Many film enthusiasts are still ready to work their way around vintage cameras and wait for their pics to be developed. Here’s a list of well-tried stores and photo labs in St. Petersburg. 


  • Exploring St. Petersburg: Nature Destinations

    With the end of June comes the time to enjoy the rare warmth and (hopefully) good weather in St. Petersburg. For a nature lover like myself, this means just one thing: leaving the city at every opportunity and escaping from the hectic urban tempo in the surrounding Leningrad Oblast. And here’s some advice on how to do that.


  • Eco-Paths In and Around St. Petersburg

    In recent years, a new trend has swept St. Petersburg and the surrounding region by storm: eco-paths. This nature-conscious approach to outdoor leisure allows you to explore the flora (and oftentimes fauna!) of our diverse locale in peace while also making the least impact on the natural order of things. Today, we’ll share with you some general tips on how to make your trip to such spots truly enjoyable, as well as a selection of great eco-paths for beginners.


  • Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg: My Personal Experience

    Looking for a place to rent in St. Petersburg? This isn’t our first article on the topic. In fact, we’ve already written about how to search for an apartment and what to consider when choosing one. This time we’re going to dive into my personal experience from last summer, when I went looking for a new place to live.


  • ITMO Highpark to Promote St. Petersburg Human Capital

    At the recent conference St. Petersburg of the Future – 2022, experts discussed the coming construction and development of several major research and educational clusters that will stimulate the growth of the knowledge economy and human capital in the city. Among the upcoming projects, ITMO Highpark was deemed closest to completion. In 2024, it will turn into one of St. Petersburg’s new points of development alongside the Yuzhny satellite city. 


  • Cult Rock Locations in St. Petersburg

    In the late 20th century, St. Petersburg was one of the key centers of underground art, including rock music, in Russia. Here’s a list of locations related to this era – some now defunct, and others still welcoming visitors.


  • Saving The Past: Volunteering in Historical Restoration Projects

    There’s no need to be a professional restorer, archeologist, or a bazillionaire to help the city preserve its architectural heritage and history. To prove that, here is our story on volunteering organizations and caring enthusiasts that you can join and make your contribution to St. Petersburg’s future through its past!