Monday, 6 February 2012

Visitors (and chilly weather) from Siberia

25 Jakutian students are currently in an intensive English language course at TAMK. The students study in various universities in Russia, most in St. Petersburg, but have (at least) two things in common: they all come from Jakutia and they are all excellent students. That is why they were chosen by the Sakha Ministry of Professional Education for a fully financed language course at TAMK.

Jakutia, or Sakha Republic, with less than one million people, is biggest federal area of Russia. The capital Yakutsk has a population of 10,000.

Liuba Novikova chose to go to university in St.Petersburg, because the Yakutsk State University “is not so esteemed”. Novikova now studies for Masters in Economy of Enterpise, Quality and Innovation in St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (FINEC).

- When I saw the forests here, I felt that I was in Jakutia. It is a little bit warmer here, said Novikova on 30 January when the temperature was still -25C.

- In Jakutia, it can be -50C!

 - I want to get to know TAMK, learn about the exchange programmes and meet local students. And also visit Lenin Museum!, says Novikova.

Text: Mirja Onduso, Incoming Services
Photos: Mina Bouhlal, Mirja Onduso

1 comment:

newrgoon said...

It was an honor to learn here, wish we could come again next summer
Thanx a lot