The third stage of student exchange between MSUPE and Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) is finished. The main objective for the 12 students of Italian University was studying Russian language and Russian culture. From MSUPE 7 students of the Faculty of “Foreign languages” went to Italy for internship.

Before the start of training a meeting with administration of the University and of the Faculty of “Foreign languages” was organized for Italian students. The meeting focused on the main points of program organization. Students also got acquainted with the history of MSUPE.

Students studied such subjects as “Russian as a foreign language”, “Methods of teaching foreign languages and cultures”, “History”, “Textology (Literature)”, “Psycholinguistics”, “Sociolinguistics”, “Russian literature in the modern world”, and on practical lessons taught second-year students Italian language.

In the framework of program completion students-participants of the Program took part in the international conference “Kuskovskie Readings” where they presented their research projects on linguistics and intercultural communication.

Various cultural events were organized for students. Students visited the Tretyakov Gallery, went to St. Petersburg and Kazan. Deputy Dean of the Faculty of “Social Communication” responsible for educational work organized a walk along the historically significant places of Moscow. It also included a visit to the Bolshoi Theatre.

After completing the program students have passed exams and received certificates confirming completion of educational internship in the direction of preparation “Theory and methodology of of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures” of MSUPE. As a result of completion of the program participants of exchange have significantly increased the level of knowledge of the language.

We hope that knowledge and skills obtained during the training at MSUPE will help students in further training and professional development in the field of Russian philology and intercultural communication, and will also allow to return to Moscow to continue education in MSUPE and to join Master’s and post-graduate programs.