HSE-Perm’s Student Received Grant for Travel to Summer Environmental Camp in USA
“Russian Youth Environmental Program” is aimed at spreading environmental knowledge and developing mutual understanding between the peoples of Russia and the United States. 40 young people from Russia will go to the USA this summer for four weeks. Anton Vlasov, 2nd year student of Bachelor's programme in Economics, is among them.
Training is organized and financed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Programmes of US Department of State. Summer school 'Russian Youth Environmental Program' is dedicated to studying environmental issues, namely – how each person, society and global and corporate activity influences the environment. Participants from Russia will learn more about social and ecological responsibility and get acquainted with different environmental projects for youth. Each Russian student will spend two of four weeks in an American family and will have an opportunity to learn about the life and culture of Americans.
Anton Vlasov, student of Economics educational programme:
'The programme was recommended to me by Marina Sheveleva, Associate Professor of the School of Foreign Languages as part of the course “Oral Speech in Academic Context” (as part of Language and Communication minor). In order to submit an application it was necessary to present my own vision of sustainable development concept, to show the participation in projects aimed at environmental protection. The application had to be confirmed by recommendation letter from a university professor. I addressed Tatyana Permyakova, professor of the School of Foreign Languages, who taught the previous course as part of a minor. The semi-final supposed an interview where questions were asked about general view on development and knowledge spreading in the interdependent world.
The programme seemed rather interesting to me, because I had an experience of environmental protection (although not very big). Since I am a research university student, it is interesting to me to study the awareness of environmental problems which is considered an intellectual resource and an integral part of a responsible business. Moreover, it would be useful to get acquainted with people having big experience in this area – to adopt the best international practices and to spend summer with use.
I would like to thank the staff of the School of Foreign Languages who advise students to participate in such programmes and help them to win.'