One of the most vulnerable milestones of my education was realized during last summer’s MGIMO program, which included a Russian Foreign Policy module. Being the youngest participant there, I gained experience in forecasting international processes and understanding the historical trajectory of governments around the world. All of the lectures were very interesting and helpful. The politic ascpets which the program cover worth it. Even i had favourite lecturer Yuri Dubinin!!
Now,the other members of the program are my friends, we still communicate online discussing the latest news breakout and everyday experience.
I truly recommend this summer program!
MGIMO summer school has been one of my best experiences during my study. That is a great opportunity to meet high skilled people, to create a network, and know more about Russia... To debate with several teachers, who are from different institutions, was the first advantage of this formation: the diversity of backgrounds really furthered our points of view. Speaking Russian or not, it did not really matter, all lessons were in English and the language was not a hurdle for quality of exchanges.
At the same time, way of life in the campus was really exiting, thanks to the staff who really made this trip happy. It is all the more true that you have access in all school’s equipments (swimming pool, weights room, beautiful garden…).
Thanks to this summer school, I know now that I am going to postulate in a master to continue my study in this prestigious university.
If you have the opportunity to participate in this program, just do it!
MGIMO Summer school program is an extraordinary experience. Lectures are held by many professors with a different focus of studies. There are not only the professors from MGIMO but also the experts currently working in the studied environment. During this program, there are many tours to the local landmarks, which help to explore Moscow. All of the events provide students with knowledge about the field they are interested in. I have participated in Module 2 and 3. Module 2 has helped me to understand the current situation in Russian foreign policy making, factors affecting Russian foreign policies, and different perspectives on these policies. During Module 3 I have learned a lot about hydrocarbons: where they come from, how to extract them, and the most importantly- how they affect our lives today.
I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in the topics of Modules and the Russian culture.