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From the Land of the Rising Sun to PetrSU
Sakurai KentoThe young man came to PetrSU as an exchange student from the University of Sofia in Tokyo (Japan) where he has been studying the Russian language for three and a half years. “When I was a schoolboy, I thought that Russian is the most difficult language and though very few Japanese speak it, I wanted to learn it. Besides I want to form my own opinion of your country and to do that I need to learn to speak and read Russian”, said Kento.




Students from Jordan got sertificates of education
1During 8 months the students from Jordan have been attending the pre-foundation program at PetrSU. Now they became students of the Medical Institute of PetrSU.




Explore Karelia!
1Summer in Karelia is the best time to start exploring the region and its beauties. The most visited sites are Kivach Waterfall and Martsialnye Vody resort that are only 60 kilometers away from Petrozavodsk.




You should Open Your Heart to the Language
Eunji HanEunji Han, student of the University of Suwon (South Korea) believes in that. She came to PetrSU to take part in the exchange program and continue her studies of the Russian language and literature that she has started more than three years ago.




Discovering the Kizhi Secret
11On June 20, the international students of PetrSU had a unique chance to visit the world famous museum of wooden architecture – the Kizhi Island. As participants of the “Kizhi Secret” game-quest they followed the map, visited the monuments, did the tasks successfully, found the secret word “Beauty” and got gifts.




Future Doctor from Ghana
William Akuffo-Addo William Akuffo-Addo is a second year student of the Institute of Medicine of PetrSU. He came to PetrSU from Ghana (West Africa) last September. Young man speaks English fluently, has a good command of the Russian language and knows French. According to the student, he likes living in a small and cozy city with reasonable prices like Petrozavodsk.




Social Work in the USA and Russia
2Students and teachers from the USA have visited Petrozavodsk State University in the framework of the joint project “First Steps for High-Risk Children and Families”. 13 students and teachers from the USA (Duluth, Minnesota) took part in the exchange program between the students and the teachers of the Department of Social Studies and Social Work of PetrSU, the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota in Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior.




Enjoy the Apple Trees Blossom!
4On June, 6 the citizens of Petrozavodsk could admire the “Apple Trees Blossom” in one of the biggest northern orchard – Botanic Garden of Petrozavodsk State University. Its collection consists of more than 100 apple trees, more than 30 types of trees adapted to cultivation in Karelia.




Because the Letters are Different
UkkoUkko Piesala, the foreign student of PetrSU, has already been to Russia eight times. He has visited Karelia, the capital on the Neva, and Perm. The young man decided to learn Russian so he could freely and easily travel around Russia and communicate with its citizens. He is also planning to use it in his work as, at his time, did his great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and a farmer Viljami Piesala. At the beginning of the 20th century he sold dairy products, mainly butter, from Finland to shops in Saint-Petersburg. The knowledge of the Russian language helped Viljami to forge relationship with customers.




The End of the Year Concert of the Dancing Group Indira
21The study year is approaching the end and the university creative groups are summing up their work. The Choir of the Teachers and Staff of PetrSU and the dancing group “TIMEZ” have already performed their end of the year concerts. Yesterday the members of the studio of Indian dance “Indira” showed the results of their hard work.



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