Nguyen Cao Ky: “Ability to Integrate into the Environment Was a Highlight for Me”
In an interview, Nguyen Cao Ky, a LETI student from Vietnam, talks about how student communities help adapt in Russia, and winning the Olympiad in theoretical fundamentals of electrical engineering.
Nguyen Cao Ky came to St. Petersburg from Vietnam to study electrical engineering at LETI. The student shows excellent results in the Olympiads on the theoretical fundamentals of electrical engineering: the first palce at LETI, fourth places in the individual standings at the Dolivo-Dobrovolsky International Olympiad "Electrical Engineering - 2022" and Open Olympiad in Moscow.
Nguyen Cao Ky actively participates in "The Way of Life" group, organized by students from Vietnam to learn Russian and help them adapt. The students hold games and thematic meetings, for example, events on International Women's Day or Cosmonautics Day.
– I decided to move to Russia because it is a very developed country and there is a good education that I can get. Also, I knew that I could get a good scholarship here and wouldn't have to worry about money.
I decided to enter LETI because I was attracted by the name of this university – First Electrotechnical. I really like studying at this institution. Most of all, I like the teachers who are always ready to help and the equipment necessary for studying. I really love all subjects related to physics.
At LETI, I am also a member of a group for students who want to learn Russian called "The Way of Life." We are always ready to help and get help from everyone to develop the group further. There we practice reading and writing skills every day and have a kind of conversation club. We also organize various events with various student associations.
I think that while learning a language, there must be a certain group of people with common interests, hobbies, and goals, where everyone can help and support each other, as well as develop together.
The climate in Russia is much colder than in Vietnam. But I tolerate the cold well, so it didn't take long to get used to the climate in Russia.
What does LETI mean to you?
– I really like LETI. It helps me to grow and develop.
Highlight of studying at LETI
– It is my first official semester at LETI when I got excellent grades in all subjects. I also passed the exam in theoretical fundamentals of electrical engineering and got 1st place. But I think the ability to integrate into the environment in Russia and LETI is my main one, and I am very proud of it.
What would you like to take to your country from Russia?
– I want to transfer to Vietnam everything I learn every day in Russia, as well as all the good moments.
Favorite places in St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peterhof, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg
Advice to those who think about studying in Russia
– If you love experiences and new things, want to learn and develop yourself, and, especially, if you love to travel and visit beautiful places, studying in Russia is one of the top choices for you.