MBBS in Russia
- Learn Russian
There is no denying: Russian is a hard language. Most of those who start struggle with phonics and with the fact that grammar is complex. This scares many students. But, have you noticed that you do not do yourself a favour if you only practice the language in class? This may be truer for Russian than for other European languages. So you have to do a process of immersion in everyday speech environments to be able to gain some fluency.
Many students who want to practice the language are disappointed because locals often respond in English. Although there is not much to worry about in Russia. Local people like it when foreigners make the effort to learn their language. At the same time, the level of English in Russia is the second lowest in Europe. It does not matter what happens, but almost certainly you have to end up using the Russian you know and that will help you to progress.
- Leave your comfort zone (but not much)
No one has yet resolved whether Russia is a European country or not, but at least there is one thing that is clear: studying in Russia is a different experience than spending a year in Europe. On the one hand, it is a developed country that has everything you need, in regards to everyday life. However, when eating buckwheat in the dining room, giving / receiving flowers on the first date and other experiences can make you think you are going back in time. That is one of the beauties of the place: it is interesting and different but you do not have to sacrifice materially to experience it. Even if Russia makes a big impression on you, you will soon realize that they are not so far from home.
- Meet interesting people
It is often said that the charm of Russia resides in its people. For Alice, a French student, who has studied in Spain and Russia, what differentiated the two places were the people. “In Almeria it was comfortable and I usually went out with other students. In Russia, when you went out the door, you did not know what could happen. On my first day, a guy stopped me on the street and wrote me a poem and then, the same day, a crazy old man started giving me fashion tricks at the bus stop.
- Study at universities of international level
Many prestigious higher education centres, such as MGIMO or St. It is true that there are few universities in the top positions of the universities of the world ( the Moscow State University occupies the 95th position ) but do not let that take you back. This may have to do with the fact that the system of academic departments with US standards has recently begun to be applied. Russian universities tend to offer courses in one or two main careers, a factor that does not rise in the indexes, regardless of work ethic or educational quality. And besides, Russian students are usually smart and motivated, so you’ll soon be mixed up with them.
- Save money
One of the main advantages of studying in Russia is the free accommodation offered by most universities. Known as obsessions, the Russian university residences are an experience in itself. If you use the kitchen or the bathroom, get ready to experience every aspect of life in a communal way. This has its bad part for those who value intimacy and their own spaces, but surely you know many people and it’s free, so it’s worth it.
In addition to housing, the costs of daily life are usually lower than in Europe and the US, even in more expensive cities such as Moscow or St. Petersburg. This is especially true if you have dollars or rubles, since the exchange rate is much better than there was before 2014, when the ruble was stronger.
- Expand your horizons
Let’s be clear. Most Westerners believe in some negative stereotype about Russia, which can make them not want to visit the country. Going to Russia as a student is a perfect opportunity to question those points of view, as you will experience everyday life and communicate with people of your age.
In addition, it is most likely that the mob does not steal you down the street (in fact, Moscow’s crime rate is lower than that of New York or London). If you come here and talk to the local people, you will surely be pleasantly surprised; at least you will understand some different perspectives. After experiencing it first-hand, it may seem that the media treatment of Russia is sensationalist. Simply, come with open mint and Russia will welcome you with open arms.
- Experience life in a big city
Compared to other European countries, Russia has huge cities. With a population of 17 million inhabitants officially in the urban area, Moscow is by far the largest city in Europe. For its part, with 5.3 million, St. Petersburg ranks fifth. There are also 15 other cities with a population of over one million inhabitants. Russian cities tend to be huge, with colossal boulevards and grandiose buildings. There is nothing like the dynamic feeling of excitement that a Russian city provokes and if you are in Moscow or St. Petersburg, you can also see the vibrant nightlife offered by these cities. Take the opportunity to learn Russian while you can, maybe you will never have an experience like this again.
- Campus and student residences, comfortable and equipped
For a long time, Russian higher education institutions have not given way to many western universities, in the level of equipment for study complexes. A high level of technical equipment for laboratories, scientific centres and educational buildings, these are the realities of today’s university life. Most of the higher education institutions in Russia have their own student residences that have a sufficiently low price for accommodation.
- Easy adaptation for foreigners
Russia is a multi-ethnic country, for the representatives of different countries and cultures it will be easy to adapt here. On the territory of Russia reside more than 200 peoples who speak in more than 100 languages and dialects. The Constitution of Russia guarantees religious freedom: in the country Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews and representatives of other religions coexist in peace. The multinational ethnic structure of the country determines the variety of all areas of life: from the cultural to the everyday. It is not surprising that many foreigners who go to Russia feel at home. Russia’s higher education institutions are proud of many years of experience in teaching and adapting to foreigners: supervisory programs for first-year students are carried out; the Institute of Coterranean Associations is developed.