On 21st February, 2017 the 5th All-Russian Olympiad in the Russian language among international students of Russian universities was completed in the Ural State University of Economics (Yekaterinburg, USUE). The event was attended by 210 international students from 50 countries, 36 regions of Russia and 67 universities.
For two weeks, from 7th February to 16th February, several excursions were held for international students of the preparatory course on which they are studying the Russian language to the end of July. Despite the fact that there is not much time till the entrance exams start, not all international students have made up their mind and still have doubts on what direction to continue their education at USTU.
Upon the opening of the Association of International Students (AIS), Ukhta branch, a meeting was held on February 3, 2016 at the big physics auditorium to inform the international students about the association, their aims and the benefits international students gain from being a part of this association.
Last week, 25-27 January 2017, the Fulbright Program held its annual Mid-Year Enrichment Seminar in Moscow for participants program in Russia. All current Fulbright Scholars, including English teaching assistants, research grantees, and visiting scholars, were in attendance. For the majority of participants the end of January marks the midway point in theirs grants, and thus the seminar is an opportunity for Fulbrighters to share their experiences and brainstorm ways to improve their work in the common months.