ESN SPbSU is a part of a student organization, which opened its doors in 42 countries all over Europe. The main goal of our Section is helping foreign students adapt to one of the most hospitable countries in the world and get acquainted with the multinational culture of Russia. ESN SPbSU is a family that will always support you and provide help no matter what, and together we make our exchange experience memorable!

Our daily life is filled with excitement and joy, so everyone will find an activity to their liking: we give an opportunity to take part in free-of-charge meetings for international communication, unite students in an informal atmosphere and offer a wide range of events to make your exchange semester truly unique and productive.

There are some of the projects offered by our Section:

  • Buddy program connects students of SPbSU and exchange students. Our students help international students to settle and get to know the local regulations and campus rules without any stress, also they share the practical knowledge to make your stay in Russia comfortable.
  • Welcome week is considered one of the main events of an exchange semester, during which every day is a new event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other international and local students at St Petersburg State University.
  • Speaking clubs help you practice your speaking skills in foreign languages. We offer speaking practice opportunities in over 10 languages with native speakers.
  • Tandem program will be a perfect fit for someone, who is shy to speak in front of an audience and prefers to practice languages with just one person. You can meet up with a native speaker offline or online. It’s a great opportunity for all language learners especially if you are learning Russian.
  • SPbSU Ambassadors is created for Russian students, who would like to apply for an exchange semester and need to ask the students, who had already spent a semester abroad, questions about academic exchange programs and get all the information about other international activities.

Together with ESN SPbSU, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to communicate with people of a different cultural background and mentality, improve your knowledge of foreign languages and get to know people around you as well as explore yourselves. ESN SPbSU is a community that motivates students for constant self-development, goal achievement and applying themselves to various spheres of social life. Join us and become a part of our big family!

ESN SPbSU Local Board

ФИЛИН №3 (April 2016) — article about Student Union (in Russian)

ФИЛИН №9 (November 2016) — Student Union speaking clubs (in Russian)

Psynews (September 2017) — article about Student Union (in Russian)