Hi! My name is Vadim, and I am on the track A. I did my Bachelor’s degree in political science at SPBU in St. Petersburg, Russia with one exchange semester at Humbold University of Berlin. Speaking about international experience, I decided to apply for GLOCAL because two main reasons. The first one is the interdisciplinary format of the program which has courses in many fields of science such as economics, political science, cultural studies etc. The second one is the unique international experience which can be provided by GLOCAL: 3 semesters at three different universities. GLOCAL is a good place where I can continue to research on place marketing and city branding. This topic has many aspects which I can study here at the program.

Apart from my main studies, I love cultural and social initiatives which can contribute to the life of community. During last 4 years, I was a participant of three youth exchanges between Russia, Germany and Ukraine. Also, I was a student at the Youth Center of the State Hermitage Museum where the subject of my studies was the History of Art in Italy and France. My personal contribution for such initiatives was the work as a volunteer at the Council on International Educational Exchange where my responsibilities were to help American students to adapt to Russia, learn the Russian language and more about Russian culture.