ASU Shares Best Practices of Working with Foreign Students
Angelina Fadina, Vice Rector for International Activities of Astrakhan Tatishchev State University, has presented a set of practices and cases on socio-cultural adaptation of foreign students within the strategic session “Educational Institutions’ Best Practices of Working with Gifted Youth and Foreign Students”, organized by Rossotrudnichestvo.
In 2014, Astrakhan Tatishchev State University launched a comprehensive work aimed at supporting foreign students, creating student clubs and implementing related projects.
At present, ASU runs the following units:
- Astrakhan Branch of the Association of International Students;
- Peoples of the World Friendship Club;
- Interactive platforms Connect with Students, Only in Russian, Dances of the World;
- Family Ethnic Academy;
- Ethnic Laboratory of Student Initiatives
- Telebridge of Friendship
- Alumni Club
- Alumni Club of the Preliminary Training Unit
In addition, Astrakhan Tatishchev State University runs the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists and the Students’ Scientific Council; they promote the professional growth of young scientists and create conditions for the development of youth scientific initiatives. Competitions and various sports events are also held among foreign students of educational organizations of Astrakhan Region.
“Astrakhan Tatishchev State University has an extensive geography of foreign students. To date, more than 1,500 foreign students from 40 countries study at the university, which gives them a unique opportunity to learn each other’s cultures in educational and extracurricular activities. Making the necessary conditions and mechanisms for a comfortable stay of foreign students at Astrakhan Tatishchev State University for their study period is a strategic task, and club-based activities, as reality and accumulated experience show, is one of the ways to address it,” Angelina Fadina noted in her speech.