RANEPA Summer Campus 2018 – Pаrticipant Feedback
We’ve recently received an e-mail from RANEPA Summer Campus 2018 Participant Marcelo Pina from Portugal.
RANEPA Summer Campus was a unique experience that brought together diverse cultures. This platform made possible to connect with others in a "salad bowl" type of environment, enabling us to learn from people with different backgrounds, values and capacities. Leading us to develop a new set of skills and to network.
This year's edition was the first which had Portuguese presence and for this reason, me and my colleagues are interested in taking an active role changing this situation. It is our belief that an event such as RANEPA Summer Campus can change the lives of several Portuguese students and help them reach their full potential. Unfortunately, the existence of RANEPA Summer Campus is not familiar to the Portuguese students and we want to change this.
On all fairness, we had no previous knowledge of Russian Universities, as they are not widespread among Portuguese territories. We want to facilitate Portuguese and Russian student exchange programs.
Our proposal is the creation of a partnership between RANEPA and us, where we can help by spreading the existence of the summer campus throughout Portuguese universities. We will act as ambassadors of RANEPA on student events.
It would be of great significance for us to take part in opening new possibilities for Portuguese students.
Nuno will be next year on a Chinese Student Programme and João will be in an Exchange Undergraduate Programme for 6 months. However, I will be starting my Master's degree at the University of Lisbon and therefore I can go to student events and promote RANEPA summer campus.
Should you be interested in this project I'm available to organize a Skype video call.
On a final note, we would like to thank you for the warm welcome we had on the Summer Campus. It was a thrilling experience for us, opening ourselves to new realities. We really appreciate all the enormous amount of work and detail that went in the preparation of this Summer Campus. Everything was magical and we all feel sorrowful when we think we will never experience anything like this again.