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Foreigners go to Ukraine to learn Russian
- Posted by: Redaktor
- Category: News
After Euro 2012 a lot of foreigners began studying in our universities. They say that education in Ukraine is cheap and high-quality.
Foreign students choose our universities more and more often. And not only from neighboring countries, Asia or Africa, but also from European countries, where the educational level is high enough. Almost 800 people from Poland, about 100 students from Germany, 36 from the UK … And now there are more than 56 000 foreigners in our universities.
“Especially after Euro-2012 foreign students began to phone us and ask how they could enroll in our universities, – says Director of the Ukrainian State Center of International Education Vasiliy Shik -. They come on a student exchange program, some of them are children of immigrants from Ukraine, or they simply choose our university. ” It is interesting that they go to the universities not only in large cities, but they also choose universities in smaller cities, for example, in Poltava, Kirovohrad. “The quality in higher education establishments is approximately the same, but parents want to protect their children from the temptations of big cities, so that they are not distracted from their studies. And it is cheaper there -. Tells us the head of the International Cooperation Department, Andrei Bozhkov.
THEY LEARN THE LANGUAGE. Foreign students told us why they came to study here and what they like in Ukraine. One of the most popular universities among foreigners is Taras Shevchenko National Universuty of Kiev (KNU). A German Lucas Eichner from Leipzig studies there, he decided to learn the Russian language and to make a film about the famine. “I used to learn the language in Russia, Voronezh. At that time I didn’t know Russian at all, but a year later I was able to communicate with people easily. And when I was offered to go to study in Kiev on the exchange program, I immediately agreed. At home I was studying in the History Department, and wanted to make a documentary film in Ukraine about the Holodomor, and now I’m working on it. By the way, I also already understand the Ukrainian language, but I don’t speak Ukrainian as well as Russian. “
The boy has already traveled around the country. “You have a very beautiful nature, especially I liked the Carpathians, the Crimea. I like Ukrainian people. We have even organized a musical group with my friends, and sometimes we play in clubs. “. Sakura Ito from Japan also came to us to learn Russian, she was studying in the city of Tsukuba to become a politician, and now she has also entered the KNU. “I also first took a course in Russia, in St. Petersburg, but I did not like people there. I felt uncomfortable with them and Ukrainians are welcoming, friendly. Sakura does not bother that she is so far from home. “Now you can call on Skype to your family and see them at any time. And I go to Japan in summer “, – she says.
“IT IS CHEAPER” And the Greek Constantine Pantazisa was sent to Ukraine by his parents for cheap and high-quality education. ” – My mother is a Ukrainian, and she wanted me to get education here. Moreover, in our country everything is very expensive, including education. It is difficult to enroll in higher education establishments. And you have high level of education in the universities. I learned Russian in Greece and I learned Ukrainian in the preparatory courses in Kiev. Then I entered the law faculty. ” Constantine says that it is easy to get on with Ukrainians.” You are energetic and sociable as well as our people”.
YOU CAN STUDY IN ENGLISH. It is not necessary to know Ukrainian or Russian in order to study in Ukraine. A Slovakian Jan Shurkala is studying in KNU in English. “I understand Russian, but it is easier for me to study in English, – says Yang -. In Bratislava I finished four courses. Then I was offered to study in Russia or Ukraine on an exchange program, I chose your country, as the universities are very good here”- Says the guy.
SAAKASHVILI AND NAZARBAEV STUDIED IN OUR COUNTRY. Among the graduates of Ukrainian universities there are presidents and ministers of different countries. For example, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev studied in the metallurgical technical school in Dneprodzerzhinsk (Dnepropetrovsk reg.). And the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili graduated from the Institute of International Relations in KNU. Also our graduate is Minister for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov. He graduated from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law of the Kiev State University (now KNU).