KIU students, from regions of Russia and foreign countries who could not return home, are now in self-isolation in the dormitory. Life, limited only by a space of the university, is unusual for them, but at the university, everything is done in order to make their stay in one territory as comfortable and safe as possible. They study remotely and miss their classmates and teachers very much. We asked them to share personal impressions about the situation.
Marco Antonio Marino Zamora (Colombia):
Everything is well, everybody helps me. Every day, a nurse measures our temperature. We leave the building only for a grocery store and sometimes we walk in a closed territory of the university.
I like an online training format, although there were difficulties in mastering it. Of course, I want to return everything as it was. I really miss my teachers.
We live in the dormitory very friendly and want the pandemic to end soon.
Anastasia Ivashchenko, 2nd course:
In a dormitory, we have a lot of fun. We play football and volleyball.
Students from Colombia are very sociable and friendly. We teach them Russian, and they teach us Spanish. Here is such an exchange of knowledge, although it would be better to receive them in other circumstances.
Speaking of knowledge. At first getting them remotely was a bit weird, but now I got used to it. In the mornings, it is already familiar and comfortable not to go somewhere, but to open a laptop and launch an electronic resource of KIU.
Priscilla Bruno (Italy, Taranto):
How is life in the dormitory? Of course, it’s not very comfortable that a nurse measures our temperature every day and the room is disinfected. However, we are trying to get used to it. Of course, we keep our room clean.
Elena Tundo (Italy, Lecce):
Yes, and we also miss our teachers very much. They are very kind and help us remotely.