19 Октября 2020

Foreign Students on Distance Learning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of FinU students from the Pre-University Training Faculty switched to distance learning.

Thanks to the fact that the faculty are aware of the latest technologies and methods of distance education, they know how to interact with students virtually, that is why moving classes online was made smoothly and efficiently.

The students have already assessed all the measures taken by the Financial University and shared their impressions of distance learning.

"Nowadays, the Internet has become an integral part of our life. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people started using it even more, and now we have an opportunity to study from home. It helped us, foreign students, a lot, as we can’t come to Russia because of the closed borders. During this period we have already met each other, and we are actively studying Russian", says Lana Alrida.

"We all know the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives, mine is no exception. I finished school and I was going to study in Russia, but the pandemic has adjusted my plans: the borders are still closed, the forecasts are not comforting, and I’ve come to accept that I’m missing this school year. But suddenly there was news of the beginning of online studies. I wasn’t ready for this, and I was really worried that it wouldn’t work, because I didn’t know anything about that. Thanks to the professionalism and great patience of our faculty, to my surprise, it’s working for me. I had little experience with online learning, but I can safely say it does work! In addition to saving some money on my travel expenses, accommodation and meals, I can continue my studies without leaving my home. So, for those of you who still have doubts, I can tell you, don’t waste your time waiting. Start right now, don’t expect a change for the better. It’s in our hands. Good luck!", shares Nadia Bengrina.

"At last my dream came true — I’m a student at Moscow University! It’s still online, but it doesn’t stop me from feeling differently. We are already a group, we have met each other, we exchange information and our impressions. Russian language classes are well-organised and, therefore, interesting and informative, which allows us to immerse in the learning of the language thoroughly. I would like to thank the management of the Pre-University Training Faculty for giving us this opportunity, despite the situation in the world. We are not wasting time and are intensively studying Russian right now," says David Rosenwald.