Graduates' cases
Graduates' cases

General information on international graduates

RSUH provides training and graduates international students: along with Russian students, international students from other countries receive a quality education in humanities and successfully realize themselves in the field of their professional interests. 

Upon graduation, the international students have the opportunity to stay in the Russian Federation or return to their native states in order to work in the fields of politics, international relations, cultural and humanities, social and educational areas. 

Over the years, RSUH has graduated over 1,500 foreign citizens, many of whom have found successful professional employment. It should also be noted that our international alumni continue cooperating with RSUH as they voluntary promote the University’s brand abroad.

Graduates: Cases

Our students have the opportunity to intern in large foreign companies, financial corporations, business and state structures. Upon graduation many of them have been employed by the embassies of Iran, India, Germany, the Italian Center of Culture, large language schools, etc.

For instance, a citizen of Italy, graduate of the Institute of Philology and History is currently organizing events in the field of cultural transfer between Russia and Italy. 

A citizen of the Republic of Moldova, graduate of the Faculty of International Relations and Foreign Area Studies, works in major international projects aimed at the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Germany in the Goethe Center. 

An citizen of Iran, M.A. in International Relations, realized herself in the field of teaching and professional translation and interpreting.

Career prospects

High-quality education in humanities opens up broad career prospects for our graduates. Many of our graduates teach at universities, schools, cultural and language centers. Others fulfill their potential in the field of management and HR structires in state and business structures. Our graduates are in demand in the field of culture and art (museums, galleries, international exhibitions and art around the world). Specialists trained at RSUH in the field of history, philology, philosophy and linguistics, are often involved in research activities. The students majoring in political science, Oriental studies and international relations build careers in international companies, become experts in these areas and contribute to the development of international cooperation, including in the field of humanities and education.

I have just completed the first half of my year abroad in Moscow. I spent the first 4 months in Moscow and had a wonderful time.

Charlotte Mawdsley, University of Central Lancashire, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies; Russian and French, Year 3

The Russian centre at Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) was very well organised and the teaching was phenomenal. My Russian language skills have vastly improved in such a small time and the teaching techniques used were second to none. Our teachers spoke mainly in Russian and I think that this is a crucial factor in improving your language skills. In order to learn a new language you must fully immerse yourself in that language, having been taught solely in Russian I have acquired many new skills. I was also forced to start thinking in Russian, rather than English.

The teachers were very knowledgeable but also friendly. I was able to approach them with any concerns I had and they always helped. The teachers also recommended cultural excursions and places to visits during our time in Moscow. For example, one teacher recommended a particular park which I would not have visited without her recommendation. It was beautiful and I was grateful for her to have told me about it.

We had lessons 4 days a week and they were fairly intense. This helped to strengthen our Russian skills. It was a fanatic experience to be living in Moscow as I was able to constantly practise my reading, listening and spoken Russian through day to day activities. During my free time in Moscow I visited many museums, parks and galleries. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of one city and must recommend everybody to visit it during their lifetime. It was a truly unforgettable and unique experience and I am lucky to have been given such an opportunity. In the upcoming months in St Petersburg I hope to improve the skills which I have already acquired and to make the most of a once in a lifetime experience.

Dear Professor Trufanova,

Thank you for such a great summer class! I have really enjoyed the past six weeks and look forward to meeting everyone in Moscow at RGGU! Below I have pasted my feedback.

Sincerely, Kolia Partan

So far, I have greatly enjoyed the online Russian Summer School program! I decided to enroll in this program after I learned that my Russian Maymester study abroad program was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As much as I was hoping to study in Moscow, this program provided me with an excellent alternative. The online format was well structured, with a fixed weekly schedule on Zoom. The course schedule provided links to every Zoom class, which made it easy to join classes and switch between professors during our 10 minute breaks at the top of every hour. Joining these online classrooms was easy and effortless. Once in class, the rotation of professors throughout the 4 hour period made the classes interesting and kept the content fresh, as each professor taught a different subject, ranging from grammar and phonetics to Russian news, current events and Russian social media trends. The broad range of topics was great and it kept me engaged with the material throughout the day. If trips to Moscow continue to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus, I would highly recommend this program to any Russian students!