Participants about RANEPA Summer Campus
The 7th Summer Campus of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) closed two weeks ago, but the program graduates continue to share their impressions and photos on social networks.
A participant from Nigeria, Alfred Omolola, described the Campus as an event where more than 200 students from around the world arrive as strangers, and leave as one big family.
The participants were to do more than get to know each other and learn team-working skills; they had to actually become a team. The students received invaluable experience in cross-cultural work and made friends from different countries.
Over the past seven years, RANEPA Summer Campus has grown into a major international project. Students from 35 countries attended this year’s forum, many of them from the Academy’s partner universities.
RANEPA partners include more than 450 universities all over the world. One of the participants of the Summer Campus, Youssef Hibour, a student of the SKEMA business school, shared his impressions:
Question: How did you learn about the Campus?
Youssef Hibour: Our university website often publishes various internship or forum participation offers. One of the ads was about the Campus. I became interested and sent an application, and after several stages of selection, I finally received the precious invitation letter.
Question: Why did you decide to take part in the RANEPA Summer Campus?
Youssef Hibour: I have never been to Russia before. I was attracted by the idea of getting to know a new country and culture. This year’s theme was also important because I study entrepreneurship, and the Summer Campus offers a unique business environment where organizers invite interesting business speakers.
Question: What did you learn at the Summer Campus? What did this project give you?
Youssef Hibour: Here I realized that communication is the key to solving global, social and many other problems. If people are willing to make contact, they will not be hampered by either cultural or state borders.
Question: Did you like the format of training at the Campus?
Youssef Hibour: Definitely yes! I admit that I had to work harder than in similar summer schools in other countries I visited, but it was also more effective. Implementing projects in limited time is difficult, but at such times you begin to rally the maximum of your capabilities.
Question: What do you think is the main task of such forums? Why should people participate?
Youssef Hibour: For me, the main goal was to find myself and new friends from other countries. I would recommend coming here: we spent only 10 days here, but each of them was unforgettable and brought us a lot of new knowledge and emotions.
Question: What would you like to say to new participants?
Youssef Hibour: I would tell them not to be afraid to send an application for participation. I hope they get the same pleasure from the Campus as I did. An important tip: try to get enough sleep before the trip because here you will have absolutely no time for such nonsense!
The organizers of RANEPA Summer Campus include RANEPA, the Government of Tatarstan, and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, with the support of ACIG Group of Companies.
For media accreditation, please call: +7 (903) 788-38-02 Dmitry Sokolov, press secretary, RANEPA.
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Strategic information partner: TASS. Official information partner: Interfax. Main information partner: Polit.Ru. Campus newspaper: Parlamentskaya Gazeta. Main regional information partner: Realnoye Vremya. Regional information partner: Expert Tatarstan. Campus TV: Tatarstan State TV and Radio Company.
Partners of the Summer Campus: Gazeta.ru, Tatar-inform news agency, Strategia magazine, RBC Tatarstan, TatCenter.ru, Kazan Vedomosti, ProKazan.ru, KazanFirst.ru.