Student life in Russia
Every year more sudents opt for Russia as the place where they would like to study in Russia.
The adaptation of the foreign student to the new environment should be flexible. The students consider certain level of base preparation, level of Russian knowledge, individual ability to training, feature of national mentality.
One of the important aspects of adaptation of the students to training is the understanding of a new system of formation and its acceptance. The educational systems of USA, European countries and Russia differ on some items. One of the important psychological aspects is that the students do not address at all to the teacher by their first name but first and a patronymic of the teacher.
Study of Russian does not cause much difficulty and is generally provided at a very high level. The main preparation of the foreign students is the fast and effective mastering of Russian. The better the language is learned, the more effectively adaptation will occur; the faster foreign students cease to hesitate to address the requests and questions in Russian.
The foreign students hardly experience misunderstanding, conflict on the part of the teachers, as they said idealist "accelerator" of adaptation is the creation of an atmosphere " of a kind house, where each student - foreigner " would find itself ".
Still humiliating for the foreign students is those militias, who check the background documents ask for money, use offensive language when dealing with the students. To smooth these unpleasant moments, the new Russian friends help, they take the foreign students with themselves on holidays, excursions, and walk. Help them to understand Russian culture, Russian people, which in weight do not wish evil to the foreign students and concern to them with understanding.
International students take an active part in the life of the University: together with Russian students they perform in concerts, organize students’ parties, participate in contests, festivals and sport events, they are represented in the Student Council of the University. All this gives international students a great opportunity to make friends all around the world, to learn the cultural peculiarities of a new country, provides them with the skills necessary for their future professional career in the globalizing world.
The Faculty for International Students of each university actively participates in the activities of the International Students Club, it also cooperates with various organizations and governing bodies in the framework of international students support programmes.
Those foreign students interested in learning more about the country and its people, customs, life should visit museums, exhibitions, concerts, drama theatres, meetings and evenings of international friendship with students of high schools and colleges. This promotes adaptation of the foreign students. Having overcome the significant period of process of adaptation, there are other sights they can begin to appreciate. Given problems can be easily resolved with the support of a psychological service for foreign students coming to study in Russia.