Shivani Shyam Khandalikar


18 years, India










Studying Medicine
(known as MBBS in India) at the IKBFU


— Why have you chosen Russia and the IKBFU for studying?
— I have been living in Kaliningrad for 4 months and I will be living for more 5 years. 4 months in Kaliningrad are equivalent to 1 year for me since I have experienced a lot of things.
First and foremost, the most attractive quality of Kaliningrad was its geographical location, which made my choice in the city. The city shows the mixture of 2 cultures, European as well as Russian.
— Speaking about the university, that would be very much elaborative to say it is actually the centre of Kaliningrad. I like its infrastructure, the way administration works, teaching faculty, technology which it uses for the educational program and many more endless things.
— How do you cope with the climate difference?
— I adapted very quickly to the weather conditions of the city as well as to the rest of the surroundings. Kaliningrad is a quiet, beautiful and small city. I like the scenic beauty of the city and the buildings, church, monuments and other different tourist attractions.
What do you do in your spare time?
— In my free time I play table tennis, watch movies or make something crafty out of waste, which is my hobby.
Shivani near the administrative building of the IKBFU
— What kind of experience would you like to convey at home?

— I have learned a lot of things since these 4 months in Kaliningrad. I changed a lot due to the IKBFU. I imbibed such things as discipline, respect, knowledge and enthusiasm.

Nevertheless, this university is the only place where I have met number of vibrant nations and cultures.
— Will you return to Russia for further study / life / work when you will finish your studies?
— I may think about this when time comes. But most probably yes, if my future plans allow me to do so.
— How do you evaluate the level of education in the IKBFU?
— In my opinion, the IKBFU truly has a very qualified teaching faculty along with a great source of technology used and also good stuff material for teaching. The IKBFU is such a platform for all international students coming from very corner of the world and belonging to various nations and cultures.
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