International students showed how they see Siberia

International Student Day took place recently at TSU. Students from Italy, Great Britain, Vietnam, Greece, India, and other countries talked about their experience of studying at Tomsk State University. Also on the holiday summed up the contest “So, I came to Siberia …”, where international students using photographs showed what impressed them in Tomsk most of all.

Currently, 2,500 students from 47 countries study at TSU, including students from Argentina, Serbia, USA, Portugal, Ecuador, Peru, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Mongolia.

- TSU is expanding collaboration with other countries; we are also targeting China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, India, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic. This year, there were students from several countries in Latin America - Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Salvador, and Ecuador, - said Vadim Senko, the head of the International Division. - The number of international students at TSU and the enrollment in the Pre-courses Department for further preparation for the basic educational programmes is increasing.

On International Students Day, international students compiled an "Explanatory Dictionary". They chose “university” -  the word that unites them - and deciphered it.

In the photo contest “So, I've come to Siberia ...” students from Italy, Great Britain, Vietnam, and other countries sent 35 photos of Tomsk streets, snow, Siberian squirrels, the Tom River, University Grove, churches, and other sights.

Bui Hoang Lin from Vietnam became the winner, and he received a t-shirt with the inscription “I was in Siberia and I survived”. Second place was taken by Enrico La Spina from Italy, and he was presented with a passport cover “I'm Siberian”. Vladimir Maltsev from Kazakhstan took the third place and got the special “ice” glasses. You can see all the photos with the hashtag #imsiberian_tsu.

The event was organized by the International Student Services Centre.