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23 September 2015

Student from Djibouti came to study Russian at IIE&LC

Tomsk Polytechnic University has foreign students from more than 40 countries Algeria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Germany, India, China, Cameroon, Columbia, Mongolia, USA, Thailand, Chile, and others. Djibouti is a new country which has joint TPU this year.

Djibouti is a small country in East Africa, population is 1 million people. The first students of Pre-University Department, IIE&LC, Liban Kamil Yassin and Mohamed Elmi Miganeh told about their expectations and their native place.

- Liban, Mohamed, tell about your country.

- The Republic of Djibouti is a small country and borders on Somali, Ethiopia, Eritrea. Our country was a French colony in the XIX-th century and it became independent at the end of the XX-th century. Nowadays, Djibouti is an Islamic country. The official languages are Somalian, Afar and French. We have many outstanding people and heroes, unique monuments and buildings.

- Tell about yourself.

- Liban: I was born in a big family with 9 children. It is typical for our country. I like football, go to the countryside to have barbeque. I worked as a teacher of the English language in Djibouti. I came to Russia to study Russian but I would like to show my culture here.

- Mohamed: My parents have 8 children. Our national sport is football. I like to study something new. I came to Russia not only to study the language. I want to go skiing. I have never seen the snow.

- What is the most attractive for you in Siberia?

- We graduated from the University and came to Russia without any doubts. We believe that the Russian Federation is one of the most forward-looking countries in the world. We are sure that Russian education provides you with a great chance for successful career promotion.

- What is the most surprising for you in Russia?

- People are very friendly here. In our opinion Tomsk is very calm and quiet.

- What is unusual for you?

- In our country only women cook food. We have to cook by ourselves here.

- You will be living in Tomsk for 5 years. Do you want to stay in Russia?

- Liban: I will stay in Russia if I meet my future wife.

- Mohamed: To be honest, I will come back to Djibouti but I like Russia very much.


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