I can highly recommend Ural Federal University's Winter School programme. The variety of language classes, lectures and excursions is highly interesting and fun. Within two weeks I learned astoundingly much about Russia's current culture and its Soviet past. Also, attending the winter school helped me understand the interdependence between Russia's Soviet heritage and its current politics as well as ideologies. Moreover, Yekaterinburg as well as its surroundings is a fascinating place to visit during winter and, as part of "Real Russia", a must see when visiting Russia. -
The organization of Winter School and the language classes were perfect. I learned a lot during these 2 weeks. So thanks to everyone participating in this adventure. Also to say, that we had a very nice and interesting group of participants.
I can highly recommend this Winter School to anyone looking to learn Russian and broaden his*her horizon on Russia. It will give you a different Perspective on the country, than the usual focus on western Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg).
Yana (Czech Republic)
“The School was a valuable experience for me, and I am sure it will help me in my future career!”
“I have joined the School already 4 times! And I keep coming back, because Russian culture impressed me!”
Today's lecture was excellent!
It is so interesting to listen to the perspectives of a Russian woman on Russian women, getting an inner insight and a much more thorough understanding!
Thank you very much for the certificate, and also for all the time and effort you invested in our online courses! It was so good to know that you are there behind the scenes, organising our activities and caring for all of our possible questions and problems. I am very grateful that I could be part of this online experience and I got the chance to meet you and all your colleagues, who represented a high professional niveau while being kind and sincere people personally, doing everything to make us feel home in this virtual environment from Ekaterinburg. I have downloaded several materials from the website, so that I will be able to remember what I learnt, and I also have my Motanka doll here on my desk to bring me luck and joy, and also to remind me of you and this exceptional experience. Thank you so much for everything! :)
Dong Yu (China)
Кристина Третьякова, спасибо большое за вашу заботу, внимание и нежное отношение к нам! Было очень поучительное время, в результате которого улучшился мой уровень русского языка и углубился мое знакомство с Россией. Должен бы отдал вам пакет цветочек, но, к сожалению, не смогу. Надеюсь, что скоро увидимся в России и тогда смогу вам отдать. Спасибо!!!
Конечно я буду рецензировать курс официально но здесь, между профессором и студентом, я хочу поблагодарить прямо тебя: даже если я ошибался, я не боялась говорить. Это очень важно для меня. Сейчас я знаю что "русский язык" не только значит "сложная грамматика" или "страх из за экзамена в университете": это значит говорить, рассказывать и встречаться с людьми. Спасибо за твою любовь к преподаванию!☀️
René Liermann (Germany)
I enjoyed the interdisciplinary approach (philosophy, cross culture, sociology, languages and economy). I think it is beneficial for a widened scientific horizon that enables students to take on several perspectives if they try to understand all layers of a phenomenon
Yana Belyaeva, 2019 graduate (Russia)
The advantage of the program is that most of the disciplines are conducted in English and are realized together with foreign students, so it is possible to practice foreign languages and learn more about the features of other cultures. I not only improved my knowledge of foreign languages, but also broadened my horizons!
Inthala Saysavanh (Laos)
The benefits of studying abroad with this program is that you gain real experiences which you can learn many things in different environment. Russian Studies is the best way for me to learn more about Russia with my own real experiences.
Ekaterina Yuryeva (Russia)
I really like studying in English - this is a big plus of the program. In addition, it is very cool to have groupmates from other countries.
Pavel Kuznetsov (Russia)
The program includes a comprehensive study of Russia, and I believe that it is suitable for anyone who wants to receive and develop certain skills in the field of international cooperation and foreign economic processes, along with business and professional intercultural communication.
Marina Fedoseeva (Russia)
In the program "Russian Studies in real Russia" I like the opportunity to learn a second language. And also I like a good teaching staff.
Created / Updated: 28 February 2016 / 21 April 2022