Exchange Studies Bring Experience and Many Friends
Alina Agitaeva, a second-year Master's Degree student at Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay Regional University, submitted her feedback about her studies during the spring semester at the Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agrotechnology:
Last semester I was very lucky to study at Petrozavodsk University, and it was the best decision I ever made! In that short time, I made new friends and had an incredibly eventful experience. On the university side, all the work was done that made my adaptation easier and quicker. PetrSU has an incredibly wonderful organization called MIR and SLOVO. Thanks to them, I have made friends from all over the world. We still keep in touch and help each other. I even managed to help in organizing the Festival of the Nations. It was great and very cool! Events like this give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and bring all the students together.
The professors at PetrSU are experts in their field. They were always open and kind to me, trying to help and support me. It so happened that because of the difference in the program I studied with several courses. The guys from the groups were kind to me and helped me if I had any questions.
During my studies, I was able not only to gain knowledge and experience, but also to travel a bit. I saw incredibly beautiful Karelia and wonderful St. Petersburg.
Studying through the academic mobility programme has given me friends and an incredible experience that will help me throughout my life. I would advise students to try and not be afraid, because it is worth it!