46 students of the Vienna University of Economics - participants of the Summer School of RUDN Philological faculty
The program included the study of aspects of intercultural communication, linguocultural processes, communication in English and German and at least 4 hours a day to learn Russian. Students were divided into groups depending on the initial level of language proficiency - from A1 to B1. Classes were held in the form of lectures, seminars, roundtables and games. It was not easy for students to memorize a large number of new words, conjugation and types of verbs, and declination. But the support of teachers and curators helped to cope with the difficulties.
In addition to extensive training for the participants of the summer school, an excursion program was prepared. They visited the Kremlin, Sergiev Posad, Novodevichy Convent and Ostankino TV Center, strolled along the Gorky Park and the Hermitage Garden.
Throughout the stay, the Viennese students were accompanied by 15 linguistic students of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Philological Faculty, who showed them their student life, helped them settle in and cheerfully supported a friendly conversation. The participants of the school were happy about attentive teachers, concentrated training, as well as RUDN vast territory. They were especially impressed by the campus - there are no hostels for students at the Vienna University of Economics. The atmosphere of friendliness and hospitality also did not leave students indifferent, because it completely breaks the stereotype that in Russia people are gloomy and impolite.
Students of the Vienna University of Economics believe that the program of RUDN Philological faculty helped them to discover modern Russia, get acquainted with one of the leading Russian universities, plunge into its international student environment and make new friends.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the world’s leading universities in the field of Social Sciences. This became known after the publication of the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Social Sciences. In Social Sciences RUDN University is in the group 401-500. The university improved its positions by 100 points during one year.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is represented in two subject rankings of THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Engineering and Technology in the 501-600 group and Computer Science in the 601-800 group.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has strengthened its position in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. RUDN University is 126th in the world in “Employment of graduates”.