photo: from the archive of the event participants
On November 17, the second NEFU Fest festival was held at North-Eastern Federal University, coincided with the International Student's Day. This year about 40 countries of the world were represented at the festival - the participants introduced the traditions of their native people and national cuisine.
"71 years ago, the International Students' Congress designated November 18 as the International Student Day in honor of Czech students, who suffered from the Nazis. Since then, it symbolizes the unity of students from all over the world, friendship and harmony", said Vladlen Kugunurov, NEFU Vice Rector for International Cooperation.
Annually, the number of international students and teachers increases at Ammosov Federal University. Currently, 362 people from 30 foreign countries study at the university under all programs. "Both students and teachers have a significant impact on our educational environment - it is becoming international. NEFU Fest is held to help develop cultural and educational exchanges. I hope that you will get the maximum of knowledge and information", said NEFU Vice Rector.
Students from China, Nigeria, Poland, Japan and other countries presented traditional dishes, national costumes, held master classes at the interactive exhibition. "Today not only NEFU students participate in the festival, but also foreign citizens working in our city - teachers of the International Center "I Speak English", Indian businessmen. We can say that the event is a city festival", said John Anderson, organizer of the festival, master’s student of NEFU Institute of Finances and Economics.