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Oriental Crazy Day 2023: Photos with Panda, Calligraphy and Oriental Hospitality

Oriental Crazy Day 2023: Photos with Panda, Calligraphy and Oriental Hospitality

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On May 21, HSE School of Asian Studies organised their traditional Oriental Crazy Day for 2023. Prospective students learnt more about HSE degree programmes and admission process, and met with students and university teachers at the ‘Meeting under the Stars’ held at the HSE Cultural Centre.

At the festival, guests took part in competitions, listened to mini-lectures by the students about the history and culture of Asian countries, tried their hand at calligraphy and even took part in fortune-telling using the Book of Changes. The guests also hugged and took photos with the the panda mascot, an emblem of success.

School graduates told the HSE news service about the programmes they intend to apply for and why Oriental Crazy Day 2023 was important for them.

Dasha Mochalova, student of Moscow school No. 1541, plans to study Arabic. She came to the ‘Meeting under the Stars’ to learn more about the degree programmes implemented by the HSE School of Asian Studies. ‘I have already been to open days at HSE University before. These opportunites are important for applicants and for the university,’ says Dasha Mochalova. ‘Here we can learn more about the programmes and faculties, and understand whether we have chosen the right field of study. My friends who are studying at HSE University say that the atmosphere here is friendly and welcoming, and the teachers are great.’

For Polina, student of the Distributed Lyceum of HSE University in Moscow, this is not her first interaction with HSE. ‘I already feel like a member of the HSE community, I regularly participate in various events, I visit all the open days I can. I like the atmosphere and the quality of education. I plan to enroll on the HSE and Kyung Hee University Double Degree Programme in Economics and Politics in Asia,’ says Polina.

Stepan Dobrodeev, student of Moscow school No. 1678, visited HSE University for the first time for this open day. ‘I feel stunned by the scale. Everything is very interesting, many different cultures are represented. Such events definitely help me in getting to know the university better, and to understand what to expect. I want to apply for Japanese studies: I have studied different countries and cultures, but Japan interests me most of all,’ says Stepan.

Alexandra Panova, high school student of school No. 4 at the Moscow region, intends to apply for Korean studies. ‘Since 2020, I have been interested in Korean music, which inspired me so much that I decided to study this country and its culture more deeply,’ says Alexandra.

At the end of the event, the guests attended a big concert prepared by teachers and students from the School of Asian Studies, which immersed everyone in the true atmosphere of the East.

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