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ERASMUS+ Study Abroad

Kira Raupach about her stay abroad

Kira Raupach tells us about her stay abroad. During her double degree master programme "Strategic Maagement in Logistics" she spent part of her time at the HSE in Moscow.

Kira Raupach talks about her experiences

"Why Moscow - why don't you spend one year in France or in the USA? It's not as cold as in Russia there, and you already know the languages!" When I started to plan my year abroad in Moscow, people asked me these questions and were quite surprised about my choice. At that time, I could only guess how much I would profit from studying in this special country-a study that was financially facilitated thanks to the Erasmus+ scholarship.

With only some words of Russian in my suitcase and the Cyrillic alphabet in my mind, I started my year abroad and was happy about the English-speaking courses at my new university, the Higher School of Economics Moscow. The first thing I learnt was that being at a university in a different country means a different way of teaching and studying: tasks sometimes have to be submitted quickly, but deadlines are usually not totally strict to be met. By being aware of this and remaining flexible, I coped with these aspects quite well.

The second thing I learnt was that it is definitely necessary to know some Russian to be able to be comfortable during your everyday life in Moscow. Although it is a well-known metropolis and a magnet for Russian and foreign citizens, only a few people (no matter of what age) speak English. You will only discover the most interesting areas to see and the most typical places to relax for Russians if you can in some way come to terms with their language. It was such a good experience to travel with the train in the Southern-Eastern part of Russia and to discover cities like Krasnodar, Sochi and Volgograd. But there are also many interesting places to see in Moscow itself: hills with a fantastic view over the city and wonderful parks with tsar's summer houses where you can pick apples directly from trees, just like your fellow Russian countrymen.

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Finally, I would like to say a word about how I experienced the Russian culture. People are usually very friendly and courteous to each other-especially in contact with women. For example, people naturally hold the door open and passengers in the metro always give their seat to elderly people, women or parents with children, which makes commuting in trains with a maximum speed of 80 km/hour much more comfortable. Besides, in Russia, many things are not so clear from our German perspective and you will need patience and persistence to get through processes. But you can be sure that a solution is always going to be found-maybe not in the time or the way you expected but the problem will in some way be solved.

All in all, I am very glad about my decision to study in Moscow for one year because I discovered new places, new ways of living, new people and a different study system, I experienced intercultural business relations during an interesting internship, learned a new language and found out: Russia is worth studying and living-just try it!