In September Petrozavodsk State University has accepted on training for the whole academic year a group of 10 Chinese students recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Students have arrived from different universities, such as Sichuan International Studies University (SISU), Institute of Foreign Languages of Soochow University, Shanghai International Studies University, Shenyang Normal University but have already made friends and visit lectures and practices all together.
At present the students take an introduction course on Russian as foreign at NEOU PetrSU. The program includes the subjects such as Phonetic Training, Practical Grammar of Russian, Oral Practice, Analytical Reading and Linguistic Culturology. After the given course the students will continue their studies at the Faculty of Philology.