WHY DO I LOVE BARSU
Thilan RANDENIYA (Sri Lanka), the graduate of the Faculty of Engineering of 2013
I love BarSU because of the town where it is situated as well as the people living here. I remember my first days like today. The first person I met at BarSU was Inessa Guseynova, the employee of international office, she is very pleasant and kind woman, ready to help at any moment. She helped me to choose the faculty and speciality; that's why I entered engineering faculty and studied machine building technology. Now I work as a mechanical engineer assistant in my country, but I'm going to continue my career in UAE or Australia. I met many wonderful people at BarSU, who became good friends for me, including my groupmates.
Firstly, I faced difficulties because of low proficiency in language, but my friends and my teachers helped me.
I want to say some words about my faculty. The dean and teachers are wonderful and good there. All these people helped me to get my current career growth.
For the whole period of study I lived in one of the best hostels of Belarus with its comfortable conditions.
Thank you BarSU for nice memories! I will come here again!
Tavus BERDINAZAROVA (Turkmenistan), the graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Law of 2012
After leaving school many young people are sometimes on the verge of two worlds: the world of childhood, where there are no worries and responsibilities, and the adult world, where all decisions should be made by themselves. To my mind if there was no such a medium as university, we would probably make more mistakes and have bitter experience on the way to our adulthood. My school of life, my Alma-mater is BarSU.
While being at home, in Turkmenistan, I thought many times about my first meeting with the University, Belarusian students, about communication barriers, if I could learn well and show good performance. It seems that all these questions were in my head only yesterday, but it's been two years since I received my diploma (speciality "Economics and Business Management") and returned to my native Turkmenistan.
Today, looking back into the past through the prism of time, I know that this trip in Belarus cost living apart from my parents, my home, from the usual things for me, as student years are not only the time to gain knowledge and practical skills, it is the time when being still young, we become wiser, learn to hear and understand each other. Whatever language we spoke, whatever religious beliefs we were, or how different were our outlooks on life, all of us were united by BarSU for 4 years, and we will always be its children.
Gulshirin CHARYKULYEVA (Turkmenistan), the graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Law of of 2014
BarSU, to which I dedicated five years of my life, undoubtedly has become a wonderful place for me where I came back again and again with great pleasure! Our teachers left only good and warm memories about BarSU in my soul. They are the people who supported us, experienced difficulties with us and helped to go ahead, opened us wide horizons of our abilities.
The University provides great opportunities for the development of our outlooks and our self-development. It creates good climate for communication and interaction with different people. The University helps to realize and express oneself. I love BarSU for its atmosphere, its ease, for the fact that at national holidays I thought I was at home, and all around was my second big family. BarSU removes the borders in communication between people of different nationalities and cultures. We were in contact in everyday life, in study groups and during lectures, we found like-minded people, for 5 years it changed and broadened our world outlooks, and only for the better!
Student years are the perfect time for a man, each of us will carry them through their entire lives! BarSU is a great university and it doesn't make me regret of my choice of higher education even for a moment.
Tszinhuan SU (China), BarSU student of the Faculty of Economics and Law in the 2014/2015 academic year
I really like to study at BarSU and live in the university hostel. BarSU gives me the best time of student life. It gives good opportunities for comprehensive development. So, besides studies, I dance, sing and take part in the cultural and creative life in every possible way.
I love BarsU!
Inna MURAVYOVA (Ukraine), the student of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic languages of BarSU in the 2014/2015 academic year
BarSU appeared in my life at the moment of complete uncertainty. It was hard to change the country, university, classmates in a few days. But BarSU met me with open and friendly arms. In a short time I found true friends here, pulled up my English. Now I don't regret that the fate brought me here, it is the place where I will receive my diploma; it is the place where the most funny student years pass.
I would also like to thank the university administration and the whole teaching staff, who gave me the opportunity to connect my next years of study with a beautiful young University - BarSU.
Alyona VASILENKO (Kazakhstan), the student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of BarSU in the 2014/2015 academic year
I have been studying at BarSU for the second year, and every day I understand more and more that I've made the right choice. Studies at our university give me great pleasure. BarSU has wonderful teaching staff. Our teachers are kind and sympathetic. Every day they give us a lot of priceless knowledge that we will continue to use in our professional activities. I met a lot of nice people and found true friends at BarSU. I really like that friendly atmosphere at our university. BarSU gives its students the opportunity for creative development. Concerts, different activities are often held at our university.
I love BarSU and I'm happy to be the student of this university.
Heidi BECK (USA), the trainee of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic languages of BarSU in the 2014/2015 academic year
Why do I love Baranovichi State University? It is a great place to be a visiting faculty member! How great? Well, I'm from the U.S. but to paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Let me count the ways." I love that I can exchange second language teaching ideas with the English language faculty here. I love that many teachers and administrative staff want to communicate with me, and if they don't speak English, then we try to find a language that we do have in common. (Knowing some German has been very helpful!) I love that students I met just once created a special birthday presentation for me my first week here. I love the Voikova Campus staff, who make being here possible.
I love my cozy dorm suite at the BarSU building at Mayakovskogo, 11. It is right in the center of town, and I have comfortable conditions and wonderful neighbors that have become friends; these are the other visiting faculty (from Germany and Turkey) with whom I share the floor. The staff here are also friendly and warm; it is my home away from home!
Jessica MEYERZON (USA), the trainee of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic languages of BarSU in the 2017/2018 academic year
Two months ago, I departed from the United States and arrived in Baranovichi to work as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. At first, I felt very overwhelmed, because everything seemed new and unusual. However, the teachers who work in the Department of Slavic and Germanic Languages helped me organize my schedule and made sure that I had everything I needed. One of the teachers immediately gave me a tour of the city and also invited me to visit Nesvizh Castle with her. The same teacher visited my dorm three times in one day when I had a fever in order to make sure I was okay. This was my first glimpse of how hospitable people in Belarus are. Additionally, all of the teachers have been very eager to invite me to their classes to speak with the students in English. At first, all of the students were shy to speak with me, because they were probably scared of making mistakes. However, a lot of students began contacting me after the first week. Many wanted to meet with me at a cafe, or somewhere else in the city, simply to practice speaking English and to get to know each other. These students gave me small welcoming gifts as well. In the university, I also help with English Speaking Club. In the first meeting, about 150 students attended. To me, this was very exciting, and I knew that I had to make a good first impression on them so that they could later be comfortable with talking to me. Sure enough, after the first meeting, many students asked me to take a picture with them. I felt like a celebrity and it was quite funny. Although there are major differences between Belarus and the U.S., I know that I will learn a lot here, especially because of the people I work with and the students I teach. I am excited to continue working here for 7 more months, and I hope that I will achieve my goal: to motivate students to learn the English language even if they are too shy or afraid of making mistakes.
Ning Junjie (China), a Teacher of the Chinese Language in 2017/2018
Why do I love BarSU!
Green thick grass, gentle wind, bright sun – how beautiful it is in Belarus! But when I arrived, it was very cold. The Head of International Relations Department of BarSU Inessa Guseynova met me at the airport. She noticed how cold I was, and gave me her scarf, and I was very grateful to her.
Baranovichi State University is represented by new majestic buildings. It seems that through a glass roof you can touch the blue sky and white clouds! At BarSU I like students, staff and lecturers!
I fell in love with this university not only because it gives me great opportunities to make my dream to teach the Chinese language true, but also because it gives me a feeling of home, hospitality and warmth.
Nzokou Kylian Wildane (Cameroon), a first-year student of the Faculty of Engineering in 2017/2018
I had been studying for 2 years for a pharmacist at the University of Cameroon, but then decided to start learning foreign languages, and then continue studies at the university. My dream is to learn as many languages as possible. I already know English, French and German. I came to Belarus to learn Russian. I did not get by accident to Baranovichi: my uncle learnt the Russian Language here, and he advised me BarSU for studies, and I was very satisfied with the price and quality. When I arrived to Minsk, at the airport they examined my passport for a long time. It was rather strange. I traveled much, in no country my passport has been examined for so long. I thought that I had problems, but it turned out that everything was fine. There are few dark-skin guys in Baranovichi, so all people look at me. First I did not feel comfortable, but now I’m used. I live in a student dormitory and I communicate with foreign and Belarusian students. We have much in common and like playing football together.
Seyitliyev Bagtyyar (Turkmenistan), a first-year student of the Faculty of Economics and Law in 2017/2018
I came to study in Belarus for a reason: in Turkmenistan, Belarusian diplomas are confirmed without any problems. I have chosen Baranovichi State University due to the recommendations of my relatives who already studied here. I liked Belarus very much, and Baranovichi too. It is very comfortable here, quiet and calm, nice cool weather, although I am a little scared of the coming winter and frost. We pretty quickly made friends with Belarusian students. After graduating from the university, I will definitely return to my country because we have our own traditions, for which I need to return to the family.
Qio Xiaoguang (China), a first-year student of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic Languages in 2017/2018
I am a businessman, and I work with different countries, mostly English-speaking. But once in 2014 I came to Moscow for work. I did not speak Russian, and I lost many business offers because of it. An I decided to start learning the Russian Language for my business development. First I went to Minsk, had been studying there for a year, but learnt a little. There are many Chinese people there, I communicated in Chinese, that is why learning Russian was very slow. From my friends I knew about Baranovichi. And I decided to come here, because there were no Chinese people at the university, and I could focus on my studies. Baranovichi is a small quiet city with kind and tolerant people.
Sule ERGE, (Turkiye) - Turk Dili Ogretmeni 2017/2018
Baranoviçi – soguk havasi, ancak sicak (samimi) insanlari olan huzurlu sehir!
Türk dili ögretmeni olarak 3 ay önce Türkiye’den Belarus’a geldim. Baranoviç’te beni Baranoviç Devlet Üniversitesinin bilimsel çalisma Rektör Yardimcisi Vladimir Klimuk karsiladi. Kendisine çok tesekkür ederim. Kaldigim yer sehir merkezine ve okuluma yakin olup, kendimi evimde hissettigim bir yerdir. Katimda Çin ve Amerika’dan gelen ögretmen arkadaslarim var. Bana her zaman yardimci olduklari ve buraya alismami kolaylastirdiklari için onlara minnettarim.
Baranoviç yemyesil, sakin, huzurlu ve güvenli bir sehir. Soguk, karli havasina ragmen buranin insanlari çok sicak ve güleryüzlü. Buraya geldigim ilk günlerimi hatirliyorum, Ingilizce burada çok konusulmadigi ve ben de Rusça bilmedigim için çok korkmustum. Ancak uluslararasi Büro Görevlisi Inessa Guseynova’nin yardimlari sayesinde hiç sorun yasamadim. Kendisi çok yardimsever ve nazik biri.
Rektörümüz Vassily Kochurko ile tanisma firsatim oldu. Kendisi çok kibar ve misafirperver biri. Bana Türkçe sinifimi gösteren ve Üniversiteye alismami saglayan Silo Elena’ya da tesekkürlerimi sunarim.
Buraya çok büyük heyecanla geldim. Türkiye’de yabanci ögrencilerim olmustu. Ancak Belarus benim için farkli bir tecrübe olacakti. Türkiye ve Belarus arasinda kültürel olarak benzerlikler bulundugundan buraya alismam kolay oldu.
Belarus’un kültürünü ve insanlarini yakindan tanima firsati buldugum için çok sansliyim. Ögrencilerimi ve okulumu çok seviyorum. Ögrencilerimin Türkçe ögrenmeleriyle mutlu olurken, kendim de Üniversitenin saglamis oldugu Rusça dil kursu ile Rusça ögrenmenin mutlulugunu yasiyorum.
Baranoviç Devlet Üniversitesinde Türk Dilini ve Kültürünü ögretme sansina sahip olmanin yaninda, misafirperverlikleri ve kendimi evimde gibi hissetmemi sagladiklari için çok mutluyum!
BarSU ve Baranoviçi seviyorum!
DEGISMEZ Ece Dicle, DEMIREL Simge Nas, DUZGUN Elif (Turkey), participants of the Summer Russian Language School, July 2018 (in the photo on the left)
Back in July… We came to Baranovichi to attend the Program of the Russian Language Summer School offered by BarSU.
What an experience it was! The day we arrived two students of BarSU met us at the airport. Little did I know that we would become such good friends.
Thanks to them, we were able to adapt so soon. Later we met the Head of Department of International and Innovation Activities, Inessa Guseynova, who guided us through the application process long before we arrived. We appreciate all her efforts and help to make sure we get the best of our stay there. We must say that the campus staff, the students and the lecturers were all very friendly, kind and helpful. They made us feel very welcomed.
The course meets all the opportunities it has to offer. The excursions have really been helpful to not only get acquainted with the history and traditions of Belarus but also to improve our Russian language knowledge at the same time. In three weeks of time we got to spend there, we’ve really enjoyed ourselves sightseeing, getting to know the locals and trying out traditional foods. Here we have many moments to remember and friends to keep forever.
Thank you, BarSU, for making us feel home!