Indonesia Bachelor in Psychology, University of Indonesia Child Psychology (Master's program), Ural Federal University
My name is Tio Rosalina, I came from Indonesia. Last year I studied Russian in Ivanovo. I came to Ekaterinburg two months ago.
My major is child psychology. I do my master degree, so it means that I will study in Russian language for 2 years.
The first semester I have 11 subjects, some of them are special psychological disciplines: methodology measurement in psychological field, art therapy, psychological crisis, school psychology, psychology practicum and also information and communication technology. My favourite one is art therapy and psychology practicum, because we study not only the theory but we also do observations, discussions, and conduct practical studies using psycho-testing. In other word, these classes are really exciting!
UrFU is cool! I love UrFU logo; it’s so colorful and eye-catching, representing energy and positiveness. The other good thing is UrFU website, the English version is constantly updating. It provides information about campus and different activities; it’s really helpful for the students and also for the university promotion. Last but not least are the lecturers, they are professional, informative and helpful, especially to new international students like me. The only thing I could wish for is that some of the campuses will be renewed or repaired, but I think it’s just the matter of time.
Russia has a lot of famous people: poets, musician, writers, painters, psychologists. I also know that Russia is a federation. There are many nations in this country, which can enrich my perspective about personality and psychological stereotypes of these nations. For example, foreigners believe that all Russian people are cold, unfriendly and unemotional, but here in Ekaterinburg I’ve found warm, friendly, and polite people. In the first week of my coming, I’ve already had some of them as my friends.
Russians has tremendous pride in their history and also in the founders. All cities in Russia have a lot of sights: monuments reminding historical figures or events, museums, old houses, old buildings, and also orthodox churches. Health is very important for Russian people. They will consume many things to get well soon, even if it’s only flue or cough. Grandmas and grandpas are the best friends of Russian children; they spend a lot of time together, since parents are often busy at works.
Created / Updated: 24 December 2015 / 24 December 2015