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Student of the Month - Alexey Volkov

Alexey Volkov is a BA student at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, and is majoring in Economics, specializing in Public Economic Policies and Mathematical Modeling in Economics. As Alexey is studying for an occupation which will allow him to travel the globe, he has embraced many opportunities to expand his horizons beyond his home town. xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


He made the decision to come to Daegu after meeting some Korean students on exchange in Estonia. Those students were from KNU, and ended up convincing him to apply for an exchange to their home university. “I chose KNU because I think that Daegu is the place where I can experience ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ Korean culture,” he said, “I find that Seoul has become very international, and time has shown that I was absolutely right!”


His passion for travel, combined with his love of learning foreign languages means that he currently speaks Estonian, Russian and English, and is also learning Japanese and Korean - an impressive feat by any standard.


Alexey says that he finds it endlessly exciting to learn foreign languages, as that is one of the best ways to discover and enjoy new cultures. “One of my dreams is to be able to speak at least eight languages fluently!” he says. In fact, meeting people from other countries and embracing different cultures is something which he identifies as being the best part of his studies. “Only brave and proactive people come to study in Korea, especially if their hometown is far from here. Having conversations with such people is my pleasure!”


In addition to his language studies, Alexey is also participating in the Global Internship program at Freeint, a design company, where he is working on various projects which he says will help bring other exchange students to Korea in the future. In his spare time, he also volunteers at an elementary school, conversing with students in order to help them practice their spoken English.


As well as all of his academic and volunteering commitments, Alexey still finds time to enjoy a number of extra-curricular activities. As part of his efforts to embrace Korean culture, he has joined the KNU Taekwondo club, Kiparang. “I have put in a lot of effort into learning about Korean culture and not making the common mistakes foreigners usually do in Korea.” When asked for one piece of advice Alexey has been given in the past which helps him balance this load, he simply says, quite simply: “never give up”!

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