Academic Mobility for Spring Term
PetrSU students are currently studying on exchange at partner universities and adapting to the new study process.
The majority of partner universities are now teaching online. Among them are Savonia University of Applied Sciences that hosts three students of the Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies; Tampere University that has a student from the Institute of Philology; the Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice (Czechia) that teaches a student of the Institute of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism; and the University of Rovira-i-Virgili that hosts two students of the Institute of Foreign Languages.
The universities make official announcements on the COVID-19 outbreak, as our colleagues monitor the situation and timely inform the students. PetrSU is in constant contact with the partners and the students. Our students are optimistic about online education.
The Institute of Philology student Marina Fateeva reports on the situation:
“Tampere University is teaching online, the campuses will be closed until April 13. We now study online and the university will continue to work in this mode until the end of the year. It is still unclear how exams will be held. We receive all information about courses, materials, and assignments via the Moodle platform. The university uses this platform permanently. Two of my courses involve “usual” classes via Zoom. The program supports group video calls in the form of a conference. Every day we receive information from the university and news reports via the university email. The university’s Instagram publishes advice on efficient studies at home. I am fine; I take the prevention measures and follow the news.”
Valentina and Tatiana Grigorieva, who study at Savonia University of Applied Sciences on the MultiPro program, report:
“We are isolated (14 days), study online (via Zoom). The situation in our small city of Iisalmi is calm, there is no panic, no cases. Some international students from Austria, Hungary, Thailand have already left. All exams and final seminars will be held via Zoom.”
The University of Rovira-i-Virgili is classed for an undetermined time, Lizaveta Lipovetskaya and Vladislav Zhkauskas are fine and adapt to online studying.
The Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice has sent international students back home. Daria Yakovleva is already in Russia but continues her studies at the Czech university online. Some teachers send assignments at email, and the university also has a special site that publishes most of the assignments.
We hope that our students will get a useful experience of studying in a new digital educational environment and complete their term within the academic mobility programs.