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ERASMUS+ STUDENTS AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association is an association created to coordinate and support Erasmus+ program alumni of Erasmus+ program in NVSU, increase student mobility and raise overall awareness about Erasmus+ program opportunities.

Main Objectives of the Association

  1. Raise awareness about mobility opportunities within Erasmus+ program among students and postgraduates studying in NVSU.
  2. Contribute to promotion of mobility opportunities within Erasmus+ program for students, postgraduates and alumni of NVSU.
  3. Provide information support concerning Erasmus+ program mobility opportunities.
  4. Dissemination of program results and outcomes and positive experience of mobility within Erasmus+ program.
  5. Promote European perspective in various fields of studies.
  6. Increase knowledge of European integration, including European higher education.

                

Erasmus+ Ambassadors in NVSU are current NVSU students and alumni, who have completed their studies in European partner institutions within Erasmus+ program.

Erasmus+ Ambassadors’ Responsibilities

  1. Be aware of Erasmus+ program opportunities for NVSU students and postgraduates.
  2. Participate in information sessions and seminars aimed at dissemination of experience of participation in Erasmus+ mobility programs.
  3. Provide information support concerning Erasmus+ program mobility opportunities to prospective participants.
  4. Raise awareness about the program opportunities, active calls for applications and share their experience of participation on social media. 

Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association Members

Arina Ezhukova

University of Barcelona

Erasmus+ programme: English Philology

05/02/2021 — 29/06/2021

"Studying at the University of Barcelona is one of the most significant experience in my student and career life. Firstly, it helped me improve my language skills and overcome fear of communication with new people (especially with foreigners). Studying at university in another country and immersion to the new teaching environment are the best ways to prove yourself you can do anything. Teachers in the University of Barcelona are highly qualified and competent experts who were always ready to support you and gave interesting seminars. Once in every two-three weeks professors of Philology and Linguistics and teachers of language schools shared their experience and studying materials with us. Such experience definitely helps to fulfill your potential. Now I can use my acquired skills in a creative way and take more responsibility in my workplace."

Maria Semochkina 

University of Santiago de Compostela

Scientific research 

within the framework 

the Erasmus+ programme

03/09/2020 — 06/08/2020 

 

"Firstly, participation in the Erasmus+ programme 

helped me better understand myself, gave me

an opportunity to think of and describe my relation to science and its place in my life.  

In USC I got  familiar with research conducted

by the university, its volume and witnessed how much time staff spend on 

research and how enthusiastic they are during their work on different projects in

large teams (up to 10 projects simultaneously). I had a great experience of taking part in brainstorming on publication. It was really interesting and new to me." 

Ksenia Usanova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/27/2020 — 06/26/2020 

"This experience was the starting point of my 

carrier, motivated me to get a master's degree. Studying at University College of South Denmark is an incredibly useful and invaluable experience in terms of both personal growth and further training. I've increased

knowledge about cultures and people from different countries by communicating with them. Apart from learning about the Danish education system, I also took notes of

pedagogical work (e.g. effective strategies and teaching methods; ideas of Danish

outdoor learning), acquired a huge amount of

knowledge and skills that can be applied to studying and everyday life. Studying and communicating with people in English helped me improve my language skills." 

Arina Safina 

University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+ programme: Practice

and Theory of Translation

 

09/10/2019 — 02/28/2020

 

"It was so important for me as interpreter 

to experience living in the country of my target 

language. This way gives understanding 

of cultural similarities and differences, 

which are essential for work. Improved 

German and English skills can help me in my 

studying, work and everyday life.

I know that I should work more on my German 

but now I feel more confident after this studying.

It was my first time of interpreting negotiations 

with the German-Russian language pair.

Experience of communication and working 

in multinational groups was very interesting.

Much attention is paid to the cultural experience

of students about life in different countries and discussion of many topics. Travelling, foreign languages skills and communication with the representatives of other cultures broaden your mind and allow to emulate favorite things to your life."  

 

Irina Bezukladova

University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+ programme: Practice

and Theory of Translation

 

09/10/2019 — 02/28/2020

 

"During my studies at SDI Institute I acquired

new knowledge in English and German, learnt

a lot in written and oral translation theory and practice. The best experience was the studying at Institute where groups are formed based on

the student's choice of subjects. Each class has different foreign and Erasmus+ 

students. In addition, we had teachers from English-speaking countries, Russia and teachers

of German mother tongue."

Erbol Zhakenov 

Liepaja University

Erasmus + programme: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

09/02/2020 — 01/24/2020

 

 

"My experience of studying at Liepaja 

University and living in Latvia can't be measured. 

It was a perfect time with student activities, 

adapting to a new language and cultural environment. Meeting students from different countries, their culture and language broadened the mind and made me see things differently, easier and without stereotypes. The world is not so closed and inaccessible for me,

now it all makes sense. It used to be just a dream, now the dream comes true. It was the first and indispensable step to move forward and get better. Living in a strange country strengthen, make to think flexibly and act decisively. Through the studying I've expanded my vocabulary with professional language that will help me to speak at the international venues. I learned which software Latvians use and which services operate within the country." 

 

Anna Pluzyan 

Liepaja University

Erasmus + programme: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

09/02/2020 — 01/24/2020

"Through my studying within Erasmus+ 

programme I understood the world, people 

around me, my desires and interests. I realized 

how big and diverse the world is, believed in 

myself, learned to take responsibility for myself

and became more confident. Living in another

country makes you grow up, critically evaluate 

your possibilities and realize your own needs. I

saw national features of people from different countries, studied in the foreign language in a different university. Every day of my experience

gave me a new perspective and within half a

year I've learnt many interesting and useful things. Thanks to this experience I've changed 

for the better!"  

Rostislav Niculitsa 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Student exchange program: Music Education 

08/22/2019 — 12/22/2019

"Through my studying at JAMK University 

I got a wide experience in guitar training 

and enhanced conductorial and music skills. 

Communication with people from other 

countries allowed me to learn and

understand other cultures and share mine. Moreover, this experience helped me in my work

as a teacher. Study abroad experience helped me could compare

education systems of two countries and

understand strengths and weaknesses of

Russian education, take interesting points from Finnish teaching and try to use it when working with students. Thanks to the studying in Finland, 

I improved my English skills and learned some Finnish." 

Valeria Nekrasova 

University of Barcelona 

Student Exchange Program: English Philology, Modern Languages 

02/01/2019 — 06/30/2019 

 

"Through studying at the University of Barcelona

I've got many useful skills and knowledge about

European education system. First of all, 

I could practice and improve my English 

with my group mates while listening 

to lectures in this language. I had a great 

opportunity to learn more about Spanish culture, living with the Spanish family. That 

experience helps to become more independent 

and confident. After my studying and living in

one of the best European cities I'm determined

to work harder towards my future, because of

this experience I understood what future I want." 

Polina Libanova 

University of Barcelona 

Student Exchange Program: English Philology, Modern Languages 

02/01/2019 — 06/30/2019 

"Studying at the University of Barcelona 

was a really enjoyable time. Through 

the programme I improved language skills,

expanded knowledge within professional field, 

learned about the host country, its culture, people, and expanded my horizons. Thanks to support 

of the sending and host institutions, openness and warmth of people around me,

I was able to overcome my fears. Erasmus+ programme is a great opportunity

to get and improve knowledge and skills, learn

about culture of different countries and also

to see my personal growth." 

Angelina Ivanova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/28/2019 — 06/14/2019 

 

"Studying in Denmark gave me opportunity to 

learn about culture and customs of

this country, meet new people from

different countries and immerse in new

interesting studying environment. I had the opportunity not only improve 

and practice my English but also get valuable 

knowledge and skills that will be useful in

my future career. New horizons, great

experience of studying abroad, new

environment, travelling and new people -

that is how I can describe 5 months of

studying. Of course, I experienced difficulties

but it's a new invaluable experience necessary

for the further development. Besides, students and teachers helped us and answered the questions. I think that time is one

of the main and turning points in my life and

I'm grateful for this unique opportunity to

know myself, world around and

enlarge my mind."

 

Arina Kashapova 

 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/28/2019 — 06/14/2019 

"Studying in Denmark affected me on 

the positive side. Although key aspects of 

studying abroad were overcoming language barrier and English practice, I expanded knowledge about Denmark

including culture, customs and way of life

there. I had the chance to explore 

another sphere unlike my specialty. Through

the practical training at one of the Danish schools I observed work of pedagogue, found

key features of working with children from different cultures. Through this I developed

myself as a personality and developed new personal qualities. Communication with

students from other countries broadens your mind, visions and thoughts on different

discussion topics. I've made a lot of friends,

who I still keep in touch with. Studying abroad

is a great opportunity to shake your life up and get new knowledge and experience." 

Marika Trubina 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Erasmus+ course: Information and Communication Technology 

01/03/2019 — 05/10/2019

(in progress) 

Ruslan Elykomov 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Erasmus+ course: Information and Communication Technology 

08/16/2018 — 12/18/2018

"Erasmus+ programme is a great 

opportunity to experience studying 

and living abroad, learn about European,

especially Finnish education system, and their advantages and disadvantages. At the

beginning of my studying in Jyvaskula it was

hard to navigate but through different

activities of the host university it became easier

to understand the way thigngs work and

where you can find what you need. The choice

of courses was very important as it turned out. I could understand the way of life and customs of students from other countries 

communicating with them and asking questions." 

 Aleksei Tikhonov 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Student Exchange Program: Information and Communication Technology 

08/16/2018 — 12/18/2018

"Through my studying within Erasmus+ 

programme I better understood advantages 

and disadvantages of European education system, improved my English 

skills and learned how to present projects 

and work in team with students from other 

countries. These skills are very useful for my specialty because IT projects are often international. I met interesting people and new friends I still communicate with and 

got acquainted with the new culture." 

Anastasia Davydova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/13/2018 — 12/14/2018

 

"My experience within the Erasmus+ 

programme allowed to understand myself better. 

First of all I realized how many opportunities

around me that you don't even notice or pay attention. But if you maximize all opportunities, 

you will achieve your cherish goal. Studying abroad is infinite, new and unique 

opportunities. For such a chance you step out

of your comfort zone, inculcate new habits,

learn to see the world another way and think

out of the box. New cultural environment is a difficult but at the same time fascinating way

of comprehending yourself. In the beginning

it's hard, it seems like you are at a stand,

nothing works out and all new is not for you.

But then thanks to new internal changes and better understanding of yourself you realize it

was worth it. Whatever you have difficulties

and negative emotions, positive gained experience takes over."  

 

Dmitry Ivanov 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Student Exchange Program: Information and Communication Technology 

01/04/2018 — 05/11/2018

“The Erasmus+ programme taught me to understand and communicate with people

better and find common ground more easily.

I was able to learn to adapt in unfamiliar surroundings and new realities. Through the Erasmus+ programme I received a unique

set of knowledge in my field of study, which

is IT, and could master some important social

and teamwork skills, such as planning, setting goals, documenting, assigning roles to team members, etc. The Erasmus+ programme was

a great opportunity to learn about another

culture, which, in most ways, is similar to the Russian one, but has got huge differences.

In general, this programme had a great 

influence on me and my outlook”. 

Yulia Bumagina 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/29/2018 — 06/15/2018 

 

“My taking part in the Erasmus+ 

programme was great way to learn

about other people and human nature

in general and to understand the motivation behind certain human behavior and reasons

for diverse human reaction expressed

in different cultures. I can say that this

made me more tolerant to other cultures and enabled me to accept that we are all different, which is a wonderful thing in itself.

The programme helped me to see culture

from a different perspective and

introduced me to many different theories

on this subject. The experience of working

with refugees inspired me to continue

my studies in this area. In future, I would

like to pursue in my studies and get a

master’s degree in a related field, but for

now I am going to work as a volunteer with refugees in Greece. I can say for

sure that if it were not for the experience

gained at University College Southern

Denmark, I would not have been accepted

in my next mobility programme. Therefore, 

for me the internship is to be continued”. 

 

Svetlana Emeliyanova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/29/2018 — 06/15/2018 

(in progress) 

Alina Shakirova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/14/2017 — 12/16/2017

 

“During my Erasmus+ programme studies

at University College Southern Denmark, I was able to master many useful skills and learn

a lot about the education system of Denmark. First of all, I was able to practice English by socializing with other international students

and listening to lectures during classes at university, which definitely helped me to

improve my language skills. In addition, I was

able to explore new subjects and deepen my knowledge about Danish culture, traditions

and customs, learn many new things and be

more than a mere tourist in a foreign country.

My practical classes in a Danish school showed me the way the Danish education system

works and learn new techniques and methods. Now I can apply this new knowledge in my

future profession with Russian school children. The time spent in Denmark will definitely be

useful for me in my future career, so I am glad

to get such invaluable experience”. 

 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/14/2017 — 12/16/2017

 

“The Erasmus+ programme was an incredibly useful experience in terms of both personal

growth and further training for my future

profession. In addition to discovering another country and culture, I was able to improve my foreign language skills and get a lot of

theoretical and practical knowledge in my field

of study, as well as learn about the world from

other international students, lecturers of the host university, and local residents. Also, the

experience of living in a foreign country helped

me gain confidence and become more self-sufficient. I performed in front of a large

audience, took oral and written examinations

in a foreign language, improved my time-management and financial planning skills. This experience is a great motivation for further development and growth both as a person

and student”. 

 

Yulia Cherkas 

Artesis Plantejn University College  

Student exchange programme: Tourism and Hospitality 

09/11/2017 — 02/02/2018 

 

“Joining this partner-university exchange 

programme was an intense experience for me.

I was able to understand myself and my

nationality much better. I realized that

when you are in a foreign country, you

represent your motherland there, and quite

often the image of your country can be

changed only because of you. This doesn’t

mean that you shouldn’t be yourself or act

natural, but you should always keep this in mind.

As for the skills and knowledge I got, I would

say I have become more confident, more

enduring and now I can handle life stresses

much better. Also, I improved my language

skills and learned to be more tolerant”. 

 

Ivan Fomenko 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Student exchange program: Music Education 

08/21/2017 — 12/15/2017

 

“This exchange programme gives a

wonderful opportunity not only to learn the cultural traditions and customs of Finland

and improve language skills, but also study

other cultures and languages, make new

friends and gain invaluable experience of l

iving abroad. As for education, the approach

in Finland is different from the one in Russia.

The Finns tend to break a lesson into several parts, so the lessons go by very quickly and

are very intense. Also, they use multimedia teaching aids a lot. At university, students are more or less free to choose the disciplines they study, although, of course, there was also a set

of subjects required for ensure high quality training. Many classes are held as seminar discussions. Teachers are open for 

communication; students have computer

classes and libraries. The Finns are very hospitable. The university maintains a family cooperation programme called Friend Family Programme aimed at helping students

get acquainted with the everyday life of the

Finnish family. Within this programme,

mobility students and members of Finnish

families spend time together, plan and 

organize various activities, like a family dinner

or trip to the cinema or to the countryside”. 

 

Svetlana Podbolotova 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences 

Student exchange program: Music Education 

08/21/2017 — 12/15/2017

 

 

“I studied at JAMK University of Applied

Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland, and took the

course in Music Education. Here I got a great

chance to develop my professional skills in

classical, popular, and jazz music. I learned 

about various new techniques, conditions and

forms of education, and I will use this knowledge

in my future practice and work. Studying in

another country, I was able to compare music education in Russia and Finland and see the

strengths and weaknesses of these different

systems. The programme enabled to improve my language skills greatly. My musical skills and knowledge can be applied in my profession,

wherever I choose to go, be it a kindergarten

or a higher education institution, since the

teaching methods I learned are very useful both personally and professionally. They 

are inseparable from each other”. 

 

Danil Kharitonov 

University of Barcelona 

Student Exchange Program: English Philology, Modern Languages 

02/01/2017 — 06/30/2017 

 

 

“This programme brought new experience

both in terms of my professional and personal

skills and helped me see growth options

available within modern economic environment

of a single EU country, directly involved in the economic, political and cultural life of the world. This, in its turn, helped me to practice in

forecasting further ways of cooperation between

my university and the partner university in Spain,

as well as in other countries in Europe with

which we are yet to cooperate. Also, I got an invaluable experience of dealing with third

parties that were not directly involved in the programme, but are, in fact, essential for programme’s success, such as companies providing rental services (landlords), personal

and property insurance services, etc. As a

result, my experience of participating in the Erasmus+ programme allowed me to grasp

the current business situation in the European Union, which undoubtedly increased the number

of employment options for me, both in Russia

and abroad”. 

 

Timur Novikov 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Student exchange program: Tourism and Hospitality 

02/08/2017 — 06/20/2017 

 

 

“The exchange programme with JAMK University

of Applied Sciences was a unique cross-cultural experience for me, for I learned so much about the culture and traditions of Finland and

other parts of the world. I was able to see what

you can achieve if there is a great wish – all you need is make some effort and gain confidence

in mastering a foreign language. During my

studies in Finland, I played basketball and

received an offer to join a local basketball team

the next season. Unfortunately, I was unable

to accept, for my training period was over. And, despite the stereotype that all the Russians

keep closer to the Russians, the Germans to

the Germans, and so on, I made a lot of new friends from all over the world and I still keep

touch with them”. 

 

Olesya Gorbunova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/31/2017 — 06/16/2017

“Through the Erasmus+ programme at

University College Southern Denmark, I have

learnt about the peculiarities of the Danish education system and met many new friends

from different parts of our planet. I would say

that the most unique and unforgettable

experience was during my practical training in kindergarten. I had to learn to communicate with children using body language only, since I didn’t know a word in Danish and only a few children spoke English. Also, lessons of acting skills

when the teacher was helping out the Erasmus+

students to get along well and think creatively

were of much benefit to me”. 

Grigory Kovalkov 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

01/31/2017 — 06/16/2017

“Having gained valuable experience in teaching and studying in Denmark within the framework of the EU Erasmus+ programme, I would like to apply this knowledge to the Russian reality. The main focus in Danish schools was on analysis, not on mindless cramming or repetition of other people's thoughts. In general, the Danes are growing into very confident people who are not afraid to express their point of view, they love to talk and confer collectively about everything. I think that this is brought up by school. In addition, the Danish education system has got quite a tendency to foster respect for other cultures and nationalities in their children; they learn about tolerance in multinational classes”. 

Anna Bukreeva 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/17/2016 — 12/16/2016 

“It was learning through the Erasmus+ programme that taught me how to make compromise with other students belonging to different cultures and be easy on things around. Living and studying together, we all learnt to cooperate with each other. Being more tolerant helped me to quickly join the team and make new friends. I also gained experience of studying side by side with people of different nationalities, learnt to find common ground and achieve common goals. This programme gave much experience of working with immigrants in special centres and specialized study classes.” 

Elena Fomenko 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

02/01/2016 — 06/17/2016 

“My experience within the Erasmus+ programme was a great step in development of personal qualities. The programme teaches to meet the challenges in academic and social life and be able to adapt and find solutions. Living in a new country, meeting new people, communicating in another language is difficult, but I managed to overcome my fears and self-doubt. I can say now that I am more open and more able to handle stress. This experience taught me to believe in myself and in my strength. By plunging into an excellent international learning environment, I was able to learn so much in my field of study. The cross-cultural community I was in helped me to value international relations, broaden my perspectives and understand the importance of learning languages and cultures to communicate with like-minded people all over the world. Moreover, I was able to improve my professional qualities, such as creative problem-solving techniques and team building skills. I’m sure that it will benefit my future career”. 

Anna Nikitina 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/17/2015 — 12/18/2015

“The Erasmus+ programme was an immense learning experience for me. It taught me to see the European mentality and culture, learn about the existing Russian stereotypes, and explore the famous “hyggelig” – the famous Danish “cosiness”. It was also interesting to study the relationship between children and adults, attitude towards minorities in society, and explore the concept of tolerance. The quality of education at the host university is excellent. In general, the approach to teaching is very different from Russia. For example, one of the advantages is that the students’ ideas are much more appreciated in class than in Russia. Before coming to a certain class, students study on their own, read books and do some research on the subject, which improves the quality of knowledge gained in class, where they spend more time analyzing and designing new products”. 

Regina Sagdatdinova 

University College of South Denmark 

  Erasmus + programme: Crossing Borders: Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education 

08/17/2015 — 12/18/2015

“I strongly believe that it’s very important to promote academic mobility programmes like the Erasmus+, for the experience gained within is invaluable. I am sure that it will open up greater career and personal opportunities for students in the future. This is a unique way to see the education system and culture of another country from the inside, gain skills of independent living, make new contacts and start learning another foreign language. I was able to improve my knowledge of English, acquire skills in working on international team projects, and meet so many amazing people! Denmark was a completely new culture for me and I made a lot of new friends there. It was a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself into a learning process and visit many beautiful places. Thanks to this programme I have much motivation to pursue in my goals of self-development and self-education”. 

Victoria Kondratjeva

Academic Mobility Coordinator at the International Office, NVSU

University College South Denmark

Erasmus + program: Living and Learning Together 

01/21/2015 — 06/05/2015

“The Erasmus+ programme taught me to value critical thinking and to nurture the ability for creative approach when it comes to various challenges in life (in college, community, etc.). I think that these skills will certainly be appreciated by future employers of students. Also, the programme helped me to clearly see the differences and similarities of the Russian and European higher education systems, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as the ways of using the best European practices at the Russian universities and the importance of cross-cultural communication”. 

Maria Kalashnikova

University College South Denmark

Erasmus + program: Living and Learning Together 

01/21/2015 — 06/05/2015

 

(in progress)

Ekaterina Abramova

University College South Denmark

Erasmus + program: Living and Learning Together 

02/10/2015 — 05/10/2015 

 

 

 

(in progress)

 

 

Yana Raguzova

University College South Denmark

Erasmus + program: Living and Learning Together 

02/10/2014 — 05/10/2014 

 

(in progress)

 

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