International students in MGIMO undergraduate and master programs have received their student ID cards in a ceremony at MGIMO on August 29.
The ceremony was a key part of the specially organised integration week, which is designed to ensure maximum support for international students in adapting to Russia, and addressed all MGIMO administrative processes. Taking part in the ceremony were vice rector for program development, A.Khudaykulova, the head of the master program preparation, A.Baykov, the acting director of the School of Government and International Affairs at MGIMO-University, Y. Vaslavsky, and E.Arapova, the head of the department of examination and coordination of international and double master programs.
During the ceremony vice rector A.Khudaykulova emphasized the importance and status of the MGIMO international programs, noting that international students, who comprise nearly 90% of the students in double diploma and international programs, place great value on the employment and self-realization opportunities graduating from MGIMO affords, with Russia a major emerging market.
Among the international students participating in the international master programs were a large number of graduates from higher education institutions in Italy, France, Germany, Holland, UK and the USA. This year’s intake has also an increased number of students from Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
During integration week, which is supported by the MGIMO Development Fund, undergraduates will take part in team building activities, become familiar with MGIMO library and sports facilities, and visit a science master class. In addition to this all students will receive assistance in dealing with Russian bureaucracy applying to international students, as well as extensive advice on living and studying in Russia. During the week, a range of activities across Moscow will help international students develop a better understanding of the Russian capital, with tours of the Kremlin and ‘Gorky Park’ in the centre of Moscow, as well as the Tsaritsino and Kolomna historical sites.