Student of Bachelor's Program at Innopolis University (Spring 2019/2020)
I had a chance to study with Korean students for a short term to see how hard they study in their university
I love traveling. Visiting a new country and meeting new culture always amazed me. So, the main reason for applying to an exchange program was to see the beautiful and technological city of Seoul. Moreover, I had a chance to study with Korean students for a short term to see how hard they study in their university. My choice of SNU was determined by its ranking and its prestige in the field of engineering.
SNU does not offer bachelor's courses in English, so you have to take a Master's course. Since SNU is one of the best universities in Korea in engineering, I found those courses too hard. That is why we took only 4 courses and decided to take the rest at IU.
Because of COVID19, I could not travel much. But during the summer, I tried to visit some popular places in Seoul.
The exchange program helps a student to come out from his/her comfort zone and embark upon new adventures. I encourage everyone to participate in an exchange program and have a chance to visit one of the partner universities of IU to exchange their knowledge with students all over the world. One more thing: be aware of Korean cuisine as it differs from what we are used to here.
I want to express my gratitude to IRO specialists for following my application process step by step and answering all my questions on time.
Lectures at <b>Sapienza University (Italy)</b> were engaging and containing complicated topics in an easy-to-understand form.<br> <br> I would recommend students who wish to go on an exchange program to take part in all possible activities which partner university can provide, visit the county of exchange, and make friends.<br>
<p> Though my exchange at <b>Luxembourg University</b> was affected by COVID-19, I would still say it was amazing<br> </p>
I had a chance to dive into the history of the foreign country. During the exchange at <b>METU (Turkey)</b>, I lived with friends and one of them was Turkish. This guy showed the key places in Ankara and gave a short review of modern Turkish history. The brightest day of my exchange program was the day of Remembering Ataturk on 10th November at 9:05 AM when I met many people outside in a crowded street to see how the nation respects its father.
<p> It was a warm spring night with cherry blossom trees around, I and 20 more exchange students at <b>KAIST (South Korea)</b> from all around the world met on the roof of the library to drink Korean soju and sing American songs. </p>
I chose <b>METU</b> because of its reputation and high ranking in the area.
I chose <b>Seoul National University (South Korea)</b> mostly due to its high rankings and high quality of education that is recognized in Korea and worldwide.
<p> “I always wanted to go somewhere for an Exchange programme, but I was not sure where to go. Couple of weeks before the application deadline a new university was added - the university I have chosen as my first option - The ‘Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember’” - Adela Krylova </p> <p> </p> <p> “Until the very last moment, I was not sure if I would go for an exchange. Initially, I chose 2 universities where I would like to go for an exchange. After the deadline for the forms came and all documents were submitted, I realised that I did not like my choice of the second university, so I was only left with the first one - ‘Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember’ or ITS.” - Roman Makarov </p>
<p> </p> <p> My time in ADA University (Baku, Azerbaijan) definitely exceeded my expectations. From the beautiful views of the city to the high academic standards of the university I loved my time there. </p> <p> ADA being the top university in Azerbaijan gave me the chance to interact with amazing people from all over the world, participate in cool events, conferences, concerts, charity and I even got to meet Koichi Wakata a renowned Japanese astronaut since the International Astronautical Congress took place in ADA. I especially loved the IEEE Women in Engineering Panel Discussion. I had previously written several papers in Innopolis and everyone knows getting your paper in IEEE is a big deal so being with these female pioneers in the field felt great. There are many other women driven events and clubs which I was a part of. </p> <br> <p> </p>
<p> </p> <p> Never have we changed life so greatly before the exchange program. </p> <p> </p>