Nikita Sidorov is a fourth-year student of the Political Science and World Politics programme. Recently he went on an academic exchange and spent a semester at one of the most prestigious universities in the world – University College of London (UCL). In this interview, he shared with the editorial board his impressions on the exchange semester.
Natalia Zaytseva is a fourth-year student of the 'Law' programme. She went on an academic exchange to Finland in autumn 2020. Studying at the University of Helsinki, she got a clear understanding that there are no problems she would not solve. Natalia told the editorial board what sights she saw and what impression a 'demo version' of graduate studies made on her.
Academic mobility is not just about studies but also about travels, improving your foreign language skills, and making new friends. Read on to learn about the exchange experiences of several HSE students and their respective programmes. The opportunities are endless: study languages in China, study law in Italy, or complete an internship in the Czech Republic.
Tatiana Tarasenko graduated from the programme 'International Business and Management' in 2020. While getting her degree, she had three academic mobility trips to universities in the UK — in Lancaster, London, and Hertfordshire. All three times Tatiana had Erasmus+ scholarship. In this interview, Tatiana tells how international mobility has affected her, what is interesting about studying in the UK, and what students should pay attention to when applying for a scholarship.
Maria Bakieva, the third-year student of ‘Economics’ educational programme, went to London about half a year ago to study at University College of London. Now she is travelling around Great Britain, walking in the parks and going to the theatres. Maria told us why she missed HSE University – St. Petersburg cafeteria, what accommodation is less expensive, and why ‘Harry Potter and Cursed Child’ is remembered by her.
First year student Anna Zheltoukhova talks about her King's College London exchange experience.
Interviews with participants of International Student Mobility
What is the right time to explore a foreign country, immerse yourself in a new culture and gain new experience? 'Always. It is always the right time,' says Daria Zima, Coordinator of Academic Mobility Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg. As the next call for application for student exchange programmes is approaching, she answers the most burning questions students often have.
Second-year student on the programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History. Usable Pasts' Sofia Chernysheva shares her experience of spending an exchange semester at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic).
Students of HSE St. Petersburg campus have a great opportunity to spend a semester or year abroad. Sofya Glazunova, a student of the Master's Program "Politics and Governance", describes her exchange experience at the University of Helsinki.