Finnish High School Students Travel to Tver
March 6-7 a group of high school students from Finland traveled to Russia in the frame of the program "A Trip to Russia" funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation.
High school students from the Finnish city Lappeenranta, who are currently attending an intensive two-week Russian language course at the Center for International Education of Lomonosov State University, visited an ancient Russian city of Tver. As part of the trip, the Finnish students took part in a two-day educational program prepared by students and the Russian language tutors of the State University of Tver.
A program of excursions included a visit to the Museum of local culture, and to Catherine the Great's Putevoy Palace. Apart from that, Finnish students got familiar with the history and the modern life of Tver, and attended an event entitled "The Russian Culture" hosted by the local university.
The Russkiy Mir Foundation launched the project "A Trip to Russia" in early 2009. As part of it, high school and university students (who are studying the Russian language) travel to Russia to attend lectures and practical trainings at one of the country's universities. Such a trip is supposed to provide an extra motivation for the language studying, and enables students to improve their language skills.
The project has proved to be very efficient in terms of language learning: foreign schools get a chance to send their students to a target-language country, whilst Russian universities can enhance their program and teaching methods.