Best RANEPA ISS students selected for exchange program
Every year, the best students of the Global Governance and Leadership English-language programs at RANEPA Institute for Social Sciences (ISS) have the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs. Second-year Bachelor’s degree students will spend a semester at one of the leading foreign universities.
The Russian students will become part of the international university environment, will take part in various educational projects, and develop their skills of intercultural communication and group work. Eight students were selected for the exchange program this year: Viktor Alexandrov, Anna Lavrenova, Alexander Binas and Anastasia Skvortsova will spend a semester at Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). Anton Belousov, Anastasia Kosolapova, Igor Konstantinov and Ksenia Shatilo will go to Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Natalia Abramova, Director of the School of Public Policy and Management at RANEPA ISS, noted that taking a semester abroad is a unique opportunity not only to learn new disciplines, but also to plunge into the international student environment. “The ability to adapt to new conditions and build cross-cultural communications, a determination to succeed and self-reliance are important qualities for university graduates. Exchange programs are a great start for a future career, an experience that will be useful to our students in their further education and work,” she said.
A distinctive feature of the Global Governance and Leadership program is the opportunity for students to participate in international exchanges and internships, as well as other projects. The program provides them with a unique set of knowledge and practical skills in areas such as public administration, economics and finance, world politics, international economic relations and international law.