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STUDY ABROAD AT HERZEN UNIVERSITY
The process of internationalisation of education is viewed as one of the strategic directions of development of the Herzen University. The departments of the University co-operate with the universities and scientific centres in Germany, France, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, China, Israel, Hungary, the USA, Korea and other countries. The University has agreements with more than 180 universities and educational institutions in Europe, Asia, Northern America. Every year hundreds of scientists from dozens of countries come to Herzen University to take part in international conferences, seminars and other events. On the other hand, hundreds of teachers and students of the University go abroad every year to take part in different scientific and educational programmes. Currently there are about 800 international students and trainees studying in programmes of different levels of the University annually.
The University offers foreign students different programmes in the Russian Language, History and Culture accompanied by a number of tours of historic, cultural places in the city, city suburbs and other towns in the region. Since 1972 over 2000 foreign full-time students have graduated. Since 1947 several thousand students from abroad have attended courses of Russian, about 500 people annually nowadays. Over the past 20 years about 200 postgraduate international students have graduated.