On Russia’s Student Day an agreement was signed to open a regional branch of the International Students Association (ISA) on the premises of North Ossetia State University. This new organization will assist foreign students in adapting easier to life in North Ossetia.

“Opening a branch of the Association at our university is the first of its kind in the Republic. It will enable cultural and humanitarian exchange between young Russian and overseas students, which makes participation in this project extremely important to North Ossetian universities” NOSU’s rector, Alan Ogoyev, announced.

The agreement foresees recruiting foreign applicants to study at the university, organizing excursions to acquaint foreign students with some of the historical and cultural traditions of North Ossetia as well as providing foreign students with legal and emotional support. When foreign students took the initiative to create the International Students Association the Russian Ministry of Education and Science supported them.

According to Adu Yao Nikez, the president of ISA, foreign students studying at higher education institutions in Vladikavkaz are now able to openly share any problems they are encountering with the Association.

“This morning an agreement was signed with NOSU which will determine our future mutual cooperation. That includes combined events, broadening cooperation, developing student life in Vladikavkaz in particular,” he said.
«Сегодня утром было подписано соглашение с СОГУ, которое определит наши совместные дальнейшие действия. То есть проведение общих мероприятий, расширение сотрудничества, развитие студенческой жизни именно во Владикавказе», — сказал он.

Adu Yao Nikez met with foreign students studying at higher education institutions in Vladikavkaz. The different interested parties discussed their most pressing and important questions which include daily challenges, issues with migration and finding work. The vice rector of external relations and development at NOSU, Alan Uadati, challenged the foreign students to openly and confidently approach his about their difficulties. NOSU will regularly meet with foreign students.