Gordon Daniel McQuere’s Story
Gordon lives in Kansas (USA). He is a music theory professor at the Art and Science Department of Washburn University. He came to Petrozavodsk State University to take short-term courses of the Russian language to improve his informal speech skills.
Welcome to PetrSU!
A new academic year in PetrSU has begun for our international students, too. Students from Finland, South Korea, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, the Great Britain, Sweden, the USA, Bulgaria, Syria, and the Ukraine have already arrived to the university.
The Apple Day in the Botanical Garden
This Tuesday, 3 September, the Botanical Garden invited all executives of Petrozavodsk State University to apple-picking. Besides, our students from different countries such as Italy, France, Sweden and the Ukraine attended this event.
Karelia and Karelians: journey of the foreign students to the Karelian village
On August, 20 the Summer University of Institute of International Programs of Petrozavodsk State University organized for its students an outdoor studies on topic “Karelia and Karelians”. Students from France, Germany and Indonesia with their teacher visited unique Karelian village Kinerma, where they learned about the history and modern life of this settlement.
The feedback from the student, Tural Alizada
Tural Alizada, the student from Turkey, came to Petrozavodsk by the end of May. He studied at Institute of International Programs for three months. He is going to use Russian language for his future career.
Tural improved the level of Russian language, found new friends and explored Petrozavodsk.
The Summer Tales-2013
Despite the rain last Saturday a creative picnic called “the Summer tales” took place in a park by Studenchesky avenue.
International students of PetrSU visited the Kizhi Island. The same day the Kizhi regatta, which is an annual festival of shipbuilding and navigation, was held.
Things to do in Petrozavodsk while Studying
Petrozavodsk is a small town but there is plenty things to do.
If you like activities you could go to carting or climbing wall.
Karelia is the land of rivers and lakes and you have a chance to go whitewater rafting. After rafting you have an opportunity to try a traditional Karelian fish soup.
For those who enjoys being close to the nature there is a tourist-club at Petrozavodsk State University. Its members go hiking in the forest every weekend.
There are two equestrian centers where you could ride a horse with an instructor.
Farewell to the British Students
The students from the University of Birmingham spent one summer month in Petrozavodsk studying the Russian language at Petrozavodsk State University. As they had classes every day their language skills were considerably improving.
By the end of the course all of them successfully passed the final test. Each student was presented with a certificate of successful completion of the Russian language course. Our British students expressed their gratitude to the teachers and said that they would love to come to Petrozavodsk again.
There is no doubt that the students learnt more about Russia, the Russian culture and language while staying in Petrozavodsk. We wish them only good luck and every success in studying Russian and using their knowledge in their professional and everyday life!
A Weekend in Karelia
There was a lovely weather during the weekend in Karelia.
The foreign students went on the excursion to Ruskeala. The Marble Quarry of “Ruskeala” is the oldest open mining quarry, filled with natural water so clean, you can see 20 m deep. It is one of the most popular places in Karelia during summer time. The long trip to Ruskeala (5 hours) was worth it. The students rented boats and went to the quarry where they spent a couple of hours relaxing and admiring the landscape.
The next day the Directorate for international cooperation invited the foreign students to a picnic near the river in the town. The students got the chance to swim in the river, play football, communicate with the locals and just enjoy the wonderful weather.
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