Русские в Швейцарии

Мне задали вопрос, а как же относятся к русским в Швейцарии? Краткий ответ: настороженно, но с любопытством. Длинный ответ: На моё впечатление о том, как относятся к людям из России, повлияло то, что я здесь училась. Это позволило мне начать с очень открытой к иностранцам университетской среде, и плавно знакомиться с культурой, языком и негласными... Continue Reading →

Lufthansa case

For the purpose of the Human-Centered Design course I had to evaluate some websites against 10 heuristics. One of my choices was the website of Lufthansa, big German airline company (that actually owns several others, among them Swiss). The task I performed was a simple one: to buy a return ticket for one adult from... Continue Reading →

Following the nature route

Meanwhile in Switzerland we still have semester break, which means I have quite a lot of time for travelling and exploring Switzerland. In the end of June it was suggested to go to Interlaken and have a boat cruise on one of the lakes - Brienzersee. We were very lucky with weather - almost no clouds,... Continue Reading →

Не вечеринкой единой

Тем временем в Швейцарии студенческое сообщество весьма и весьма многонационально. Сюда приезжают учиться дети богатых родителей, дети умных родителей и просто чьи-то дети. Сюда приезжают многочисленные жаждущие получить MBA будущие или уже нынешние менеджеры, в надежде, что их новая образовательная ступень позволит им получать ещё больше денег. Как это, учиться здесь? Чем отличается студенческая жизнь,... Continue Reading →

Parties, studying and sleep: only two are possible

Meanwhile in Switzerland student society is very diverse and multinational. Rich parents' children, smart parents' children and just someone's children arrive here to study and even sometimes to absorb local culture and traditions. Many desirous current or future managers come here to obtain MBA degree, hoping that this will rise their salaries up to the... Continue Reading →

Free Public Transport Day, or Two Birds With One Stone

This post is about two little trips to the Rheinfall and boat trip across the Zürich lake, which were made on the same day of free transport in the Zürich canton. Этот пост рассказывает о поездке к Рейнскому водопаду, а затем на корабле по Цюрихскому озеру. Оба путешествия стали возможны благодаря бесплатному дню общественного транспорта в Цюрихском кантоне.

According to the schedule, or Zürich life

Meanwhile in Switzerland I ask myself - what does it mean to be Swiss, live in Zürich? What is the difference with other nations? To begin with, Zürich has only 300 thousands inhabitants, it's the biggest Swiss city. After Moscow, which is full of people, all day noise and dirt, Zürich returns serenity and good pace to... Continue Reading →

All world in one flat

Living in one flat with people from different countries is unusual, strange, curious, sad - but never boring. My experience has started from the flat of 15 people, the majority of whom were students came for an exchange semester from abroad: Brazil, South Korea, Chile, Singapore, the Netherlands, Spain. That half of a year was very... Continue Reading →

Pilatus, or High above the world

Meanwhile in Switzerland I accomplished a grand tour to Pilatus, one of the most popular tourist destinations among Swiss mountains. It is easily reached through the public transport system and does not need special equipment to get on the top to admire picturesque view of the Alps. To be honest, it was my first trip... Continue Reading →

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