Students from Xuzhou: getting acquainted with the university and Russian culture

Students from Xuzhou: getting acquainted with the university and Russian culture

The summer school for international students entitled “Russian Language and Cultural Heritage of Russia” recently concluded at ETU. It lasted from August 13th till August 21st.

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16 first and second year students from Xuzhou Institute of Technology (People's Republic of China) participated in the summer school. ETU and Xuzhou Institute of Technology are currently engaged in joint training of Chinese students. The Double Degree programs (Control in Technical Systems and Mechatronics) are aimed at Bachelor’s level students and involve 3 years of training in China, as well as one year of training at ETU in Russian. The program is concluded by students defending their Bachelor’s thesis.

"It is the first time we admitted first and second year students from Xuzhou Institute of Technology to the program. I hope that we continue with this endeavor next year and when the students return to us at their fourth year of study, they will be more fluent in Russian and will know all the peculiarities of Russian life and study."

Renat A. Yalyshev, Head of the International Students Office

It is the second time this summer the university implements the study program that is about Russian language and sociocultural environment of Russia. The participants of The Russian Language and Cultural Heritage of Russia summer school managed to go on excursions around St. Petersburg, Peterhof and even Moscow in eight days. The students visited the Department of Automated Control Systems and met with the professors who are going to teach them in the future, when the studnets enter the Double Degree program.

"We really liked studying at ETU and in St. Petersburg! We got to know a lot about studying in Russia and the city itself! We learned a lot about Russian culture and history and want to return here to develop friendship between China and Russia."

Liu Yan, participant of the summer school, student of the Xuzhou Institute of Technology

For eight years, the summer schools of the Russian language are being organized by the International Students Office, Preparatory Department for International Students and the Department of Russian Language. The curriculum of such summer schools enables international students to start learning Russian, upgrade their knowledge, as well as to prepare for entering Russian universities.