PetrSU and the Twin-City Relations with La Rochelle
On December 5-9 the head of the French Language Resource Center of the Institute of Foreign Languages, chairperson of the Friends of France Society Nadezhda Barymova visited La Rochelle (France).
PetrSU has a long-standing friendship with the city of La Rochelle. Students of the Institute of Foreign Languages participate in the exchange program with students of the Lycee Jean Dautet and every two years have an opportunity to visit this beautiful city.
During her time in La Rochelle, Nadezhda Barymova held negotiations with the Vice-Rector for International Relations Éric Monteiro, the policy officer highschool/university Patrick Ancel, as well as met the President of the University Jean-Marc Ogier. This was the second meeting with the administration of the university (the first meeting took place during the visit of the delegation of IFL students led by Olga Veselovskaya in April 2019) during which they confirmed their willingness to cooperate with PetrSU.
At the beginning of 2020, the President of the University of La Rochelle plans to come to PetrSU with an official visit to sign an Agreement on Cooperation, and in September three IFL students who study the French language will commence their studies in France on the program “Teaching French as a Foreign Language”. The partners also plan to exchange teachers of the two universities. In February 2020 we are looking forward to hosting a delegation of students of the Lycee Jean Dautet in the framework of Winter Language and Culture Camp.