MAI began to conduct tours for students in Moscow

30 October 2018

On October 28 2018, MAI international students were guided through the Moscow city centre. The city tour was organised by the Youth Policy Department and International Department of MAI.

The tour was absolutely free and everyone could take part in it. Students were taken from the dormitory on a tour bus with a guide.The Guided tour was in English. The first point of the excursion was Red Square. This is the heart not only of the capital but also the country. During the trip to the city centre, the guide explained the history of Moscow and Russia as a whole, beginning with Rurik dynasty and up to modern times to the students. 

On the Red Square, students saw the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's mausoleum and also visited GUM (State Department Store). The next stop was Vorobyovy Gory, one of the highest points in Moscow. The guide showed students the Main Building of the Moscow State University and observation platform, from which they can see the beautiful view to the central and south part of Moscow: Luzhniki stadium, Novodevichy Convent, Moscow International Business Centre and Moskva River. 

The tour ended in the Arbat district. Some of them went home, some of them went to the cafe to continue the evening. “Students learned a lot of new things at the excursion. The weather was good enough: Drizzling with Warm Sun. The students interacted, laughed a lot and took pictures. Positive experience of such excursions suggests their continuation”, - commented Alexey Bochenko, a specialist of International Students’ Educational Centre.

“I think such excursions are very useful for freshmen: they see interesting places which they have never seen before. There is a comfortable bus with Wi-Fi, a photographer who take photos of students, a tour guide, who told the history of Moscow. And it is absolutely free. I think that it is a great idea to conduct such excursions because students are shown to be meaningful. MAI really cares for them and trying to support them socially”, - a participant of the excursion and student of MAI, Ahmed Gamal Mahmoud Arafa shared his opinion.

Daria Vinogradova (PR-department)

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