Polytechnic University introduces the city: international students have been on excursions

16 June 2022 University life 349

To support international students in the current international environment, the SPbPU international Office organized a series of informative excursions to the sights of St. Petersburg and its suburbs. The number of participants approached a hundred, and the list of countries they came from reflected the cultural diversity of Polytechnic University: students from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Cuba, Egypt and many other countries joined the tours.

International students of Polytechnic University attended educational excursions

On the initiative of the vice-rector for international affairs a series of excursions were organized for foreign students of Polytechnic University, commented the Assistant Vice-Rector for International Affairs Pavel Nedelko. Such events proved to be very timely, many guys said how important for them was to feel the support of their favorite university. We hope that in the future we will hold such cultural and informative events on a regular basis.

International students of SPbPU got acquainted with the sights of St. Petersburg and its suburbs

The participants had a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg and visited St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Another day, they were taken on a boat ride along rivers and canals, after which they went to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Many of the participants, especially the students from China, were impressed by the tour of Lenin sites. International students visited historical and cultural museum complex in Razliv, where the famous «Shalash» monument is located, then they went upstairs on the deck of the cruiser «Aurora». The cycle of events ended with a trip to Peterhof, where participants admired the Grand Peterhof Palace, fountains, and the architectural harmony of the Lower Park.

A fascinating excursion program was organized for international students of SPbPU

The excursions were unforgettable, we visited one of the most amazing and beautiful parks in the world, learned a lot of new things and had a great time. I want to note the excellent level of organization. It was a great pleasure to see the sights of St. Petersburg, said Cerla Carla, a student from Ecuador.

The series of tours ended with a trip to Peterhof

Traditionally, the TutorForces tutoring service and the PolyUnion student interclub provided customary support for cultural and cognitive international events, which also was not left unnoticed by the tour participants.

I liked everything, even the cold weather did not overshadow the tour of the rivers and canals. I am very grateful to the management of the university and student associations for such an opportunity to get acquainted with the city, where I get an education, shared a student from Ukraine Natalia Kotlyar.

Prepared by the SPbPU International Office

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