On 17th September, a fair of student mobility programmes organised by the Office for International Student Programmes of the International Cooperation Department was held in the reading hall of the university main building. The fair attracted a big audience – over 100 students from various faculties of the university came to get information about academic mobility programmes and possibilities of receiving postgraduate education abroad.
Vice-Rector for Economic Development and International Cooperation Oleg Belenov and the Head of the International Cooperation Administration Natalia Zhurbina welcomed the fair participants and presented foreign students with souvenirs.
The guests could learn about exchange programmes at VSU, the Russian Government programme "Global Education", and international scholarships and grants. The speakers included not only specialists of the Department of Student Programmes but also foreign students. They talked enthusiastically about their universities.
The following speakers also presented their programmes: the Head of the Department of French Philology, the Head of the Regional French Centre, and the main coordinator of French programmes professor Elena Alekseeva, an Associate Professor of the Department of Romance Philology and the main coordinator of Spanish programmes Olga Abakumova, the coordinator of the programme "Third Foreign Language" (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese) Daria Kholina, and a DAAD lecturer Marion Schwenne presented German Academic Exchange Service's programmes.
The graduates of exchange programmes had a chance to share their experience and impressions of the term they had spent in a foreign university.