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Exchange without borders: results, impressions and expectations

12.02.2020

IBS welcomed over 50 international exchange students in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students from France, Germany, UK, Switzerland and Monaco came to IBS-Moscow to study at bachelor and master program for a semester or a year-exchange. At the same time over 60 students of IBS participated in student mobility programs, including Erasmus+ program, with IBS partner Universities   in the UK, France, the USA, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

International exchange students shared their impressions  in testimonials  and videos:

Faryal Ali Khan, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi, Pakistan

«Being a passionate baker I didn’t let go this opportunity to join one the best baking schools in the world i.e. TORTIK ANNUCHKA and did a French pastries course under the guidance of French Pastry Chef Frederic Andreu»

Dominic WEBER, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland

«Making an exchange in Moscow is not something everyone does. Therefore, I really recommend you to go to Russia. Moscow has a lot to offer and it is very interesting to learn the Russian culture. The standard of the university is very good and the administrator as well as the teachers are very professional and helpful»

Thomas SONNENFELD, University of Applied Sciences, Belefield, Germany

«If you are considering studying in Russia, then contrary to all media stereotypes, do not be afraid and come. I am sure that it is very important to draw your own conclusions and then make your own decisions»

Cecilia FULLIN, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland

«It was definitely an eye-opening experience and it will help me to be more open-minded and understanding when studying or working within an international environment.

… The university is very professional and Moscow is great, so I can only recommend to take the chance to go»

Lovis Joas, Hochschule Pforzheim University, Germany

«The lectures were all very exciting and interactive. We had a lot of group work and teamwork was very important. The professors were all very nice… There I met many new friends with whom I explored Moscow together. In addition, we always had help from IBS students when we needed it»

Envel Le Bourg, Вurgundy School of Business, Dijon, France

«Being an international student in Moscow is great. Studying outside my home country was really an impactful experience. I met a lot of people and learned more about myself. It was interesting to see a different academic process which is qualitative»

Alina Ritter, University of Applied Sciences, Belefield, Germany

«…International students have to realize that the Russian education system is not like in European or other countries. It may be different to what you know from your home country. We had a lot of homework, presentations and tasks to do for the courses to make sure that we get the points to pass. Also, we had some small tests in between. You have to put more effort into working for the university during the semester. This is mostly unusual in Europe»

Alona MOROSOV, Hochschule Pforzheim, Pforzheim University, Germany

«My studies abroad in Moscow were a great experience, which I will remember for a very long time. Choosing to stay in Russia was first a challenging, but then very soon an adventurous and exploring journey»

William GOURBEYRE, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France

«The international team is always here to answer our questions and help us for anything. I could learn Russian language during the semester even if it’s not easy at first. I’d like to thank all of the IBS RANEPA team that made us come to Russia and also the teachers and students there»

A group of Russian students make a movie about their  short program in France at ESGCF Rennes

The following students received a short-term program grant at ESG RENNES, France:

  • Elizaveta Kirilenko, 1-year bachelor program student, International management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Angelika Magsi Baloch, 1-year bachelor program student, International management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Ivan Sergeev, 1-year bachelor program student, Human Resource management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Elizaveta Shevchenko, 2-year bachelor program student, Human Resource management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Yulia Tolstobrova, 2-year bachelor program student, Human Resource management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Sabina Smolnikova, 2-year bachelor program student, Human Resource management, Department of International Business and Business Administration  


On January 27th and February 3d IBS-Moscow orientation sessions were held for new incoming master and bachelor students.

The students learned about  the history of IBS and RANEPA, academic programs and requirements, had a campus tour and received their student IDs. As always a lecture on the history of Russia aroused a lot of interest. We would like to thank the students of the Department of International Business and Business Administration for their round-the-clock assistance to international students.

  • Valeria Zabarina, Elizaveta Petrova, Elizaveta Kirilenko, Angelika Magsi Baloch and Anatoly Grebenyuk, 1-year bachelor program students, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Daria Muzychenko, 2-year bachelor program student, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Viktoria Bulatnikova, 3-year bachelor program student, Department of International Business and Business Administration  
  • Daria Vaganova and Nikita Anisimov, 4-year bachelor program students, Department of International Business and Business Administration  

We wish good luck to Russian and International students in the spring semester 2020!



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