Orientation days for international students

On February 8-10 orientation days for incoming exchange students were held at UNECON.

The orientation events were aimed to help students to learn more about the university in particular and studies in Russia in general.

On February 8, Monday, students attended a meeting with the Rector of UNECON Igor Maksimtsev. Mr. Maksimtsev greeted newcomers and wished them to take the most out of their studies at UNECON. “There are plenty of conferences, lectures and international events taking place this semester at our university, and I encourage you to be actively involved into all of them”, said the Rector.

The Vice-Rector on International Relations Dmitry Vasilenko presented interesting and funny facts from the university’s history and gave students recommendations concerning their studies, visa issues and accommodation at university dormitories.

On February 9, Tuesday, the International Department held a meeting on study process and related documents. Ekaterina Skurikhina, academic coordinator of ‘International Semester’ program, answered students’ questions about the schedule of Bachelor and Master courses, grading system in Russia, documents issued at the end of a study period and other matter students need to be aware of.

Wednesday, February 10, was devoted to UNECON Buddy Program. Volunteers of UNECON, or buddies, took exchange students to the neighborhood walking tours to show them around. Leaders of Buddy Program and Center of International Communication have told the group about the variety of extracurricular activities incoming students can take part in during their exchange semester (international students’ festivals, days of Russian culture, language cafés, sightseeing tours and many more others).

Later on, Russian students and members of UNECON Buddy Program separated by the teams held a quest game for newcomers which was an easy and enjoyable way for them to get to know the campus, Russian students and each other.



Contact information

21, Sadovaya street,
191023 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Department of International Cooperation
+7 812 7105644