How to Participate in the International Academic Mobility Programmes? The Outcomes of the Master Class
Master class on the topic of the international academic mobility was held on February 21 at the HSE Perm. The opportunity to apply for a programme is provided only twice a year: in September and in February. Until March 10, master and bachelor students can submit an application for a mobility programme and spend the autumn semester 2019 abroad. During the master class students had the opportunity to talk with the experts and to go over the details.
Evgeniia Neliubina and Irina Vasilyeva, graduates of the Master’s programme ‘Marketing’, and Sophia Ovchinnikova, a student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Management’, shared their experiences on an expert basis. During their studies they were nominated for student exchange programmes and spent half a year in foreign universities.
Evgeniia told about her impressions of studying in Italy and about the exchange students' opportunities. She shared how she managed to combine her studying process and trips and told how this experience changed her life plans.
«I urge all students to take a chance! Often we do not appreciate and do not see all the opportunities that our university provides us with. I am highly grateful to the Higher School of Economics for this experience that has changed my life! »
Irina was the first HSE student who «conquered» Croatia. Irina gave advice on how to look for accommodation, how to eat cheaply and travel during the semester. She also told about some unexpected difficulties she had to face.
Sophia was lucky enough to become a part of the Erasmus scholarship programme, which she described in detail. Six months in Finland became a kind of a test, but they definitely became one of the most striking experiences during her bachelor studies.
One of the guests of the meeting was Marina Vershinina— a director of the Alliance Française – Perm. She spoke about the opportunities for students to study in France. She noticed that education in bachelor, master and postgraduate courses at French universities is possible due to scholarships of the French Embassy and the Government of the Russian Federation. Moreover, applicants do not need to be French speakers, many programmes are taught in English.