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22 April 2016

Lets Get Acquainted

Paolo Stefanini, a student of the Pre-University Department, IIE&LC is a professional journalist from Italy. He came to Tomsk two years ago to learn the Russian language and seek adventures in Siberia. Paolo works for the Russian Newspaper. He agreed to interview some of his comrades of the Pre-University Department from different countries. Foreign students told Paolo about their arrival to Tomsk, study at TPU and their future plans.

  1. My name is Uchivyo Sinkala and I was born on September 18, 1996 in Lusaka, Zambia. I came to Tomsk in 2015 and I plan to stay here for five years. I began to study the Russian language here. I also speak English and some local languages of my country: Bemba, Nyanja and Mambwe. I am dreaming to become a well-known teacher of Theology. In fact, I want to be trained in the field of Physics at TPU. I like reading and doing sums in Mathematics. Most of all I like the weather and people in Tomsk, in particular girls. They are so beautiful. I had my photo taken near Tomsk Emblem whereon a horse is depicted.
  2. My name is Erdenetugs Gerelsaikhan and I was born on August 15, 1997 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. I came to Tomsk in 2014 and began to study the Russian language. I plan to stay here for five-seven years. I have an extraordinary hobby: I make earrings, rings and bracelets out of metal and ceramics. One of my dreams is to become an engineer. I like the cultural life and education in Tomsk, but I cant say so about Tomsk weather. Beside the Russian language, I know English and Mongolian. I am standing near the Monument to a Russian writer Anton Chekhov in the photo.
  3. My name is Cadi Mohamed Tahar and I was born on July 3, 1994 in Algeria. I came to Tomsk in 2014. I want to be admitted into the Oil and Gas Department at TPU and become an engineer. I plan to live in Tomsk for five years. I will be glad to stay in Tomsk if I find an interesting job. I am dreaming of making my career at a major company and travelling a lot. I like going in for sport and I speak English and French well. I dont like Siberian frosts and long winters. I like Tomsk architecture and wooden buildings, quiet streets and most of all kind and beautiful girls. Thats why I decided to have my photo taken on the Ushaika River bank, at the place where people hang locks which are the signs of everlasting love.
  4. My name is Shao Qi and I was born on November 15, 1996 in Beijing. I want to become an oil and gas engineer and I came to Tomsk in 2015. I plan to stay here for five years. I had my photo taken opposite the building of Tomsk Region Administration. My hobby is sport, but I like sleeping and eating most of all.
  5. My name is Anter Zid Ali Ali Hassen and Im from Yemen. I was born on January 1, 1994. I came to Tomsk in 2015 because I want to become an oil and gas engineer. I plan to stay here for five years though I dont like the weather in Tomsk. However, I like Tomsk for its students, good education and local people. I go in for sport, play football, read stories, poems and novels in my spare time. My dream is to help my family and people in my country. I am near the Monument to Muse in Theatrical Park in the photo.
  6. My name is Zhuang Dandan and I was born on December 3, 1996 in China, Wenzhou. I want to enter Medical University and become a doctor. Thats why I plan to live in Tomsk for about seven years. As my dream concerning medicine, I had my photo taken near the Monument The baby in a cabbage. It has a very interesting idea. It depicts the answer to the question Where do babies come from? I came to Tomsk in 2015 and I like beautiful green parks here. I love watching films and cooking but I miss Chinese cuisine. I speak three languages: Chinese, English and Russian.
  7. My name is Shi Rong and I am from Wenzhou too. Im interested in Automation and I want to become an engineer. I came to Tomsk in 2015. Unfortunately, I dont like the weather in Tomsk but I love local cafes and restaurants. I like dancing and playing basketball. Tomsk Drama Theatre is behind me in the photo. You can visit interesting plays there.
  8. My name is Li Kaiwen and Im from Hegang, China. I was born on October 18, 1996. I like everything in Tomsk, especially skiing. I am dreaming to become a doctor. I have chosen an ice sculpture for a photo. Many masterpieces appear in Tomsk main squares every winter that impress foreigners very much.
  9. My name is Duong Thi Mo. Im Vietnamese and Im from Hanoi. I was born on March 8, 1996. I want to study at Oil and Gas Department to become an engineer. I plan to stay in Tomsk for five years. Im near Tomsk Philharmonic Hall (Big Concert Hall) in the photo. I like listening to music, walking in parks and reading. I love wide roads, monuments and architecture in Tomsk, but not the weather.
  10. My name is Yang Dongding and I was born on August 14, 1996 in Zhuzhou, China. I want to become a doctor and Im going to enter Siberian Medical University. I came to Tomsk in 2015. I plan to stay here for seven years. I like Tomsk culture and traditions. I had my photo taken near Tatyana Monument the symbol of students. Im interested in Physics and Computers, I speak English and Chinese well.


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