My name is Jeffery. I am from Nigeria but I live in Russia now. I learn the Russian language at Penza State Technological University. 

I enjoy the learning process. I like my class teacher. Our classes are very interesting. We use both books and computers. Our teacher is always courteous and kind to me. She speaks clearly and accurately; we listen to her with great attention. All students are also very polite. I always go with them to have a grab of lunch: we drink coffee and eat snacks together. I have also made a lot of friends here. 

I am very happy to study at Penza State Technological University.


My name is Jefferson. I'm from Nigeria. Now I study and live in Russia. I study at computer engineering department at Penza State Technological University.

During the first year I studied the Russian language only and it was very difficult to understand at first but with course of time it got easier. Now I am a first-year student (the 2nd year in Russia) and it’s absolutely amazing. I'm the only foreign student in my group and department. Both students and professors are kind and courteous to me. They take extra time to explain things to me. The weekend is my favourite time because I hang out with other students. We listen to music together or attend concerts.

I'm very happy to be a student of prestigious Penza State Technological University.


Moayed Ballg: “I gladly participated in a ropes course with other first-year students. It was a real fun. I’ve got lots of positive emotions. Training exercise Time management was very interesting and useful”.


My name is Ghassen Ben Ayada. I am Tunisian and I am now living in Russia. I study the Russian language in Technological university of Penza. Classes are really interesting here. The teachers are kind and helpful and they are explaining everything to us in such an easy and simple way. As I have classmates from all over the world, I got new relationships and knew more about different and interesting cultures while quickly improving my ability to speak foreign languages. Penza is a great city for tourism too! I enjoy spending the weekends here with my new friends! I hope that it will be a successful experience abroad, because I feel really glad about it!


Hi. My name is Waqar. I am Pakistan and I am a student. I am learning the Russian language in Penza State Technological University. The atmosphere is magnificent here. I really love it all. The teachers are always friendly and really well-trained. Their techniques are modern and useful. I feel really lucky to be a part of such a great institute. The most important thing is that people are really nice. They love to help foreigners. At first I thought I will be feeling lonely in Penza but now I feel like Penza is my new home. So my advice for everyone who wants to get a high-quality education in a very friendly atmosphere to join us. We at Penza State Technological University are waiting to welcome you with all our hearts.


Ali Raedy, Syria:

I have been living and studying in Russia, in the city of Penza since 2015.At first I did not speak Russian well. I realized that I could understand and talk. In 2016, I entered the 1st year of the specialty “Design and technological support for machine-building industries”. At once I became a participant of various events, for example, “The Day of Tolerance”, “Intercultural Dialogue”, a trip to Tarkhany to the homeland of M. Yu. Lermontov and industrial design courses It-lab. But most of all I was impressed by "Olympus". This is a great event for all the university students. We lived in tents in the woods, cooked food on a fire, did sports and games. It's great to be in a new student environment and make friends. I love Penza, because I do not feel like a stranger here. At PenzGTU I was met very kindly. Teachers and students take part in well, and I am grateful to them for that.


Zhenishbek Uulu Argen, Kyrgyzstan

My name is Zhenishbek uulu Argen and I am a 3rd year student of PenzTU. I entered this university in 2016. I came from far away and thought that getting used to the new student life would be difficult. But I adapted quickly at the university, made new friends, and I was happy that I chose this particular university! A few months later I met activists of PenzGTU. I was invited to the school of student asset "Olympus". I have never regretted that I have become a participant of the event. After training at school student assets "Olympus" I had a burning desire to join in activists and become a part of their team. I was admitted to the Student Council of PenzTU. Now I startyed to help in arranging events myself. This is great for me, because every time I organize a new event, I improve and gain experience, and new talents open up in me. I was the organizer of such large-scale events as the Intercultural Dialogue, Training Day, participated in the KVN, the Student Spring and went to the Bike Ride. My student life is full of bright events! But I didn’t stop at this and I will do my best as a volunteer at the City Day and at the IV retirement Games. You do not think that all I do is to participate in student life. I do not miss my studies, I like the specialty chosen - “Vocational training”. I try hard and I am succeed in my studies! I love PenzGTU, because it gave me much pleasant memories that will remain in my heart for the rest of my life!


Abdelhafiz Ahmed Mohsen Moustafa, Egypt

I am a student from Egypt, my name is Ahmed Abdelhafiz. I have been studying at PenzGTU for three years. Now I am a 2nd year student of the specialty "Biotechnical systems and technologies". I like to study at PenzGTU. Students and teachers here are very kind and always ready to help. At first year it was very hard for me: I did not know the language and culture of Russia. But my friends and teachers helped me in everything, they explained how to behave, what to do. Now, when I have difficulties in studying, I ask the teachers and we together find a solution of the problem. I am also very pleased to feel the support of classmates and friends. We are very good friends and I am very happy here.


El-Rtimi Bahaa-Eddin, Morocco

My name is El-Rtimi Bahaa-Eddin, I am a 4th year student of the specialty "Biotechnology". I have been living and studying here. At PenzGTU, I learned Russian, acquired a profession, met new friends, and found new opportunities.

I participated in many events for 5 years. For example, with the student squad "Maximum" we went to the winter ski marathon. During it, we visited several villages near Penza. For my activity, I was taken to the delegation from the Penza region for the World Festival of Youth and Students, which was held in the city of Sochi in 2017. This was my most vivid impression during my student years! We had a great time. Every day the festival surprised us with new scientific and sports events, meetings with famous people from all over the world, as well as with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. I was able to meet students from different countries, learn their culture at close hand, try national food. Sochi is a very beautiful city. We went on several excursions, climbed the mountains, watched the Olympic facilities. But the most important thing is that we managed to get acquainted with the youth of the whole world. I got a great experience and a lot of positive emotions. I am grateful to the university for the opportunity to become part of the world event.


Al-Tlabani Ari Mustafa Raheem, Iraq

I have been studying on the specialty "Energy and resource-saving processes in chemical engineering, petrochemistry and biotechnology" for the 4th year. During my studies at the university I achieved success in my studies and science. For example, at the 1st course I took part in a scientific conference with a report on the topic "Oil refining in Iraq and other countries of the East." Later, together with my tutors, we took part in the 4th Intercollegiate Conference for foreign students and published an article entitled “Features of Cultural Shock with Foreign Students”. I also did other scientific work and made projects in my future profession.

I believe that in order to create the future, each student should be engaged in science and show good academic results. PenzGTU gave me the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience that I will apply in my work. I would like to thank the teachers, the curator and the dean for their support and assistance in learning


Allotey Willingham Graham Sanjaya, Ghana

My name is Allotey Willingham Graham Sanjaya, I have been studying the specialty “Energy and resource saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology” for the 4th year.It was a very brave step to go to another country. I definitely wanted to do this in my life. Many people told me that I do not need to do this. I heard a lot of bad and good oppinious about Russia, but I didn’t change my mind. And I am sorry now. During the first year I was invited to an event where I was supposed to sing a song. In Ghana, I often sang on stage. I loved drama, but it was different.I did not speak Russian well. But I decided to prove myself and prepared a song. On the day of the show I was very nervous, but my performance was very good, the audience loudly greeted me. After that I took part in the other events. For example, I participated in the student spring, was a member of the KVN team. I was awarded the title of the best actor. Now my hobby is dancing. Together with other guys from Nigeria, we have created our own group “Countrymen” and are dancing Russian folk dances. It was difficult, but I managed to master the success. It is very funny for me, I like to perform. I got a great cultural experience and found many opportunities for my future life.

During the summer holidays I was able to apply for the World Cup. I wanted to participate as a volunteer. I accompanied the fans to the stadium in the city of Saransk. I was a translator and assistant. It was very interesting for me to meet football fans from different countries who were going to support their favorite teams together. At that time I learned more about Russia, looked at new cities, met new people. I liked being a volunteer, because helping people is interesting and useful, especially at the World Cup. It was a wonderful experience, and I was very happy to be a part of this event. I am glad that I am studying at PenzGTU, and I hope that in the future I can try much more new things.

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