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Student Exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia

Student Exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia

My name is Casparina Theresia Renwarin. I’m majoring in Banking and Finance 2012. I arrived at  Led  on  18th  July 2014, and began  my summer internship at St. Petersburg, Russia. I  explored  some  places  by  tram  and  some others  on  foot. I managed to visit the entire place and visit so many museums. I  was  there for  almost  2  months.   I  had  enjoyed   my  holiday  even  though  I  had to work at Haglar Camp. 
The first week was the most tiring week since I had to adapt with the local culture. Even though I experienced a culture shock but I just  tried  to  enjoy  the   place  and  the  environment. I  was  motivated  to  adapt  with  people  who  lived  there. Before  I  went to Haglar  Camp, I  went to so many places  in St.  Petersburg  including  Petergof, Pushkin (Catharina Palace), Orthodox Cathedral, and  others. It  was  very  amazing experience because I met so many friends from Colombia, Brazil, Kuwait, Egypt, Mexico, Serbia, Tunisia, China, Hongkong, and Taiwan

The second week, I  had  to  go  to the Haglar Camp because  I  had  to work  as a  teacher there for about 3 weeks. It  was  surprising for me because  I  met  my  best  friend,  Polina. She was a Russian girl with talent, smart, and beauty. We were together also as team leaders. I got 2 classes  for  children  and  teenagers. When I was at the camp, I  ate  5  times  a  day and  the  foods  were  very  delicious. It was a  wonderful  experience  with  my  students every day at the camp. After  I  finished  my  project  as  a  teacher  at the camp, I went  to  Moscow  just  for  summer holiday. In Moscow, I ate Russian cuisines and it was delicious. I had fun with my friends because when we  were  in  Moscow  we  visited  all  the tourism spots such as Kremlin, Red Square, Gorky Park, and others.

On the last days, I was feeling reluctant going back to Indonesia, it was totally the opposite of what happened on the first week. In short, I got so  many  experiences  including  the  culture shock,   met   so   many   friends   from   other countries, tried Russian cuisines, visited lots of  Museums,  and  visited  a  lot   of   famous places in Russia.