Summer School Programs
Since 2001 summer programs with participation of students and teachers of the
Russian-American Faculty are annually held in conformity with the long-term agreement between Ulyanovsk State University and partner universities of the USA.
The USU Office of Vice Rector for External Affairs, the Russian-American Faculty and Faculty of Culture and Art – from the Russian side, and guests from partner universities, with another take part in preparation and implementation of programs.
Summer programs, as a rule, consist of 2 parts: academic and social. The academic part of the program was carried out at the Institute of International Relations of USU with assistance of students of the Russian-American Faculty.
In the course of the business education program lectures on economy are given by American and Russian teachers.
Twenty young people and girls from the USA became participants of the annual summer academic program for students majoring in management that was arranged by the Russian-American Faculty of USU.
Students of Wesleyan college of the city of Macon arrived in Ulyanovsk for one week of practical training. The college is one of the main partners of USU, close partnership ties were established between two educational institutions a long time ago which developed into twin communications between Ulyanovsk and Macon over time. Annually the students of the USU Russian-American Faculty go on training to Wesleyan, and their transatlantic peers come to USU.
According to the dean of the Russian-American Faculty Marina Chuvashlova, implementing the program for future American managers assumes a great deal of preparatory work. Staff members of the university come into contact with the enterprises of the region that represent various branches of the economy and prepare the reference on each enterprise. This list is sent to Macon, and Americans choose those enterprises which are of special interest to them. Students from Wesleyan have already visited Sielen company which specializes in housing construction, the photoservices firm "Sirius-P", the Ulyanovsk Furniture company, the Standard-Present insurance company, the Mozaika publishing house, the Ulyanovsk regional branch of «Rosselkhozbank» and the Volga-Dnieper airline company.
The academic part of the program is composed of the lectures in English given by the top faculty of the Russian-American Faculty. Candidate of Philology, associate professor, the deputy director of the Institute of International Relations Maria Masalova familiarized the participants of the program with history, geography, political system of contemporary Russia. Candidate of Economic Sciences Yulia Moiseyeva told them about the formation of the stabilization fund in the context of economic growth. The way of Russia to International Financial Reporting Standards became a subject of the lecture given by candidate of Economic Sciences, the faculty dean Marina Chuvashlova. A talk of candidate of Economic Sciences, associate professor Sergey Moskalyonov was devoted to the present day situation in the domestic economy.
The American students showed a great interest and awareness in issues of a state of affairs in Russia.
It was demonstrated by the «round table» which brought together participants of the program, professors of Wesleyan college Philipp Taylor, Glenna Dodd, scientists of ULGU. Listeners asked many questions about the demographic situation in Russia, ecology, social policy, were interested who would become Putin's successor, what the President would be engaged in after leaving his post.
Upon termination of the program Director of the USU Institute of International Relations Svetlana Borisova handed certificates to the students of Wesleyan college. They were content with the organization of training and could learn a lot of new interesting information about our country.