The head of international networking department of South Ural State University
My name is Artem, I’m from Russia, the city of Chelyabinsk.
I was an exchange student from South Ural StateUniversity, in the fall semester, 2012, and studied the marine biology course at Zhejiang Ocean University.
In the beginning of July, 2012, I had just got abachelor degree and was planning to continue studying master, when I was given an opportunity to study abroad at ZJOU as an exchange student. There had started a new page of my life, full of new experience, new acquaintancesand friends, new knowledge and views.
Before that trip to China (which was my first longjourney abroad), I had always been interested in Chinese culture and language,practiced Chinese martial arts for three years, but despite it, I got into the absolutely unfamiliar environment. And it was totally great! You won’t believe how it broadened my mind and endued me with new views.
By now, I have got a master degree, and have been working for almost 3 years at my alma-mater, the South Ural State University,the International affairs division, as the head of international networking department. My fields of work are international students and collaboration with Chinese universities, and I’d like to notice that significance of the collaboration level development between SUSU and ZJOU cannot be overestimated and I’m proud to be a part of it.
There is no doubt that the exchange program with ZJOU had become the key to the great world of China for me. I’m glad to discover it everysingle day and really happy every time when I have an opportunity to come to China. It feels like China has become my home away from home. (November, 2015)