FFOn September 24, a meeting was held with Salhab Rashad, Deputy President of the Association of Foreign Students and Chairman of the Syrian Community of the South of Russia with foreign students of our university.
The meeting was attended by SPbSAU employees: Director of the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility SergeiSklyarov, head of the preparatory department for foreign citizens Nadezhda Ermilova and head of the international cooperation department of the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Maria Miguleva.
During a friendly conversation, foreign students shared their impressions of studying in the St. Petersburg State Agrarian University. In turn, Rashad spoke about the International Students Association. This organization was created in 1996 on the initiative of foreign students themselves with the support of the Ministry of Education.
The main tasks of the Association are:
- uniting foreign students and protecting their interests for the entire period of study in Russia;
- carrying out various events: sports, cultural, Russian language Olympiads among foreign students.
The most important event is the annual congress of the Association of Foreign Students, where foreign students from universities and institutes of all constituent entities of the Russian Federation participate. Every year it takes place in different cities of Russia and helps foreign students to adapt. In the future, St. Petersburg State Agrarian University will also become a venue for the congress of the Association of Foreign Students.