For Five Years, The Russian Language Ambassadors Introduce Foreign Students to Russian Culture
The Russian Newspaper covered the Russian Language Ambassadors to the World program. PetrSU students take an active part in this program.
Today, 270 students and postgraduates from 90 universities take part in the project. Not only Russian students may become volunteers. Every year foreign students also apply and face strict selection procedures. Initially, students introduce foreign schoolchildren and youngsters to Russian culture, as well as teach Russian literacy and standards of speech, try to arouse interest in reading. Volunteers hold exciting classes with children using games, creative workshops, and theatre performances. For five years, Russian language ambassadors have shared their experience with more than 40,000 schoolchildren and students from foreign countries and Russia.
Nina Nikolaeva gained a Bachelor's Degree at Petrozavodsk State University and a Master's Degree at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute. After the completion of the Master’s program, she received an offer of an appointment at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
«We went to Moldova in December. We worked at a local boarding school, it was difficult but incredibly interesting. We got acquainted with the expeditions, realized who the ambassadors were, met each other, and, finally, began to work and care together. That was an incredible atmosphere, you could no longer do without it, you loved it very much, you got used to it, you became closer to ambassadors and couldn’t imagine your life without them. Everyone is united by a desire to tell about Russia and the Russian language so that children are keen on what you do», said Nina Nikolaeva.