Ninda from Indonesia talks about studying at TSU

Ninda lived and studied in Indonesia, and then entered TSU.

She got a job with UNIPROFI, and soon, thanks to her efforts, the number of Indonesian students in Tomsk will increase at least 150%.

– Hello, Ninda! Tell me where are you from.

– Hi, I’m from Indonesia.

– Can you tell us a little about yourself?

– I graduated from high school in Indonesia in 2018. My brother and mother wanted me to get higher education in another country. We tackled this issue and found a state scholarship to study in Russia. And here I am.

– What area have you chosen? Do you like studying at TSU?

– I am in my second year of a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Yes, of course, I like it, but sometimes I have difficulties understanding the Russian language, it is so difficult!

– Let’s talk a little about work.

– Ok on! Yes, I work in an office in the TSU main building.

– What is your position and what are your main responsibilities?

– I am a translator working with Indonesian students. My main task is the translation and preparation of documents. I also help with the processing of visas for students from Indonesia, sorting documents, and making copies of them.


– How long is your working day?

– I handle translation and documentation throughout the working week, Monday through Friday. I work about two hours a day, sometimes more. It all depends on the amount of work and my schedule. I like that I can choose a convenient time to work myself.

– Have you faced any difficulties in your work?

– To be honest, I didn’t have any difficulties. If I don’t understand something in Russian, I can always communicate in English or use a translator.

– How long have you worked at the labor exchange?

– I have been working since mid-July and plan to work until the end of December while I can.

– If it’s not a secret, how many students from Indonesia want to enter TSU? :)

– Quite a lot … As far as I know, now there are about 50 students from Indonesia in Tomsk, and next year another 20 Indonesian applicants are planning to study here, at TSU.

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