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Because the Letters are Different
UkkoUkko Piesala, the foreign student of PetrSU, has already been to Russia eight times. He has visited Karelia, the capital on the Neva, and Perm. The young man decided to learn Russian so he could freely and easily travel around Russia and communicate with its citizens. He is also planning to use it in his work as, at his time, did his great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and a farmer Viljami Piesala. At the beginning of the 20th century he sold dairy products, mainly butter, from Finland to shops in Saint-Petersburg. The knowledge of the Russian language helped Viljami to forge relationship with customers.




The End of the Year Concert of the Dancing Group Indira
21The study year is approaching the end and the university creative groups are summing up their work. The Choir of the Teachers and Staff of PetrSU and the dancing group “TIMEZ” have already performed their end of the year concerts. Yesterday the members of the studio of Indian dance “Indira” showed the results of their hard work.




About France in the French Language
13In the framework of the 67th All-Russian (with international participation) Academic Conference of the Students and Young Scholars of PetrSU the students presented their research on the outstanding achievements of France in various spheres of economy and industry at the section of the French language “Ces Industries où la France Excelle”. A total of 11 reports were presented, prepares by the Bachelor and Master students of International Relations and the Master students of Law.




He Speaks Russian without an Accent
1PetrSU has won recognition from foreign students long ago. They choose our university and come here to study on exchanges programs and language courses and to receive higher education. In the classrooms and in the library, there are students from the Czech Republic, South Korea, Spain, Japan, Germany, Columbia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Finland, Kirgizstan, Jordan, China, Norway, Syria, Ghana, Italy, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India, Yemen, the United Kingdom. Besides, there are some foreigners who live and study in Russia nearly from their childhood but are still the citizens of other countries, for example, Fam Kuok Than.




PetrSU International Students in the 2015 Friendship of Peoples Cup
2On the 16th and the 17th of May the students of the pre-foundation program at the Institute of International Programs took part in futsal tournament among ethnic and cultural associations. Despite the gloomy weather, the participating teams “Irbid” and “Amman” took the field to compete for the Friendship of Peoples Cup. This year the tournament is dedicated to the 70-year anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.




Schools Visits
2The foreign students coming to study at PetrSU are interested both in higher education and in the educational system in Russia on the whole. That is why several times this academic year they visited Petrozavodsk secondary schools.




An Italian Language Lesson
1In April, our Italian student Ennio Bolzonello, who is learning the Russian language at the Institute of International Program of PetrSU, gave an Italian language lesson to the students of Petrozavodsk Musical College named after K.E. Rautio.




PetrSU Foreign Students are the Participants of the Total Dictation
7Last Saturday the “Total Dictation” event took place throughout Russia. People wrote the dictation in 350 cities in Russia and abroad. Many citizens of Petrozavodsk came to test their ability to write and spell correctly. Among them were students, teachers, parents with children, married couples, and people who graduated from school decades ago. For the first time some of our foreign students tried their hand at the dictation in Russian and tested their knowledge!




Debates in English Took Place at PetrSU
 PetrSU debatesPetrSU Debate Club held another British Parliamentary style debate. This time it was held in the English language as our foreign students from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Ghana also took part in the debates.




Languages are the Key to New Knowledge
arolinThe students and staff members of PetrSU, who are willing to study or improve their German language, have a unique opportunity to hear German speech firsthand and learn about the culture of this country. Carolin Schultz, a native speaker, is eager to be their guide to Germany.



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