This is the name of the cultural event, that was attended by first-year students of the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry from Iraq, Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The linguistic and cultural lesson-excursion “Tver is the city where I study”, developed by the teachers of the Department of Russian Language of TvSMU (Associate Professor E.D. Aksenova, Associate Professor N.A. Budanova, senior lecturer L.G. Vitlinskaya, assistant A.V. Nekrasova), according to the work plan for curators, traditionally takes place at the beginning of the academic year. So, this time, acquaintance with the historical and cultural heritage of our ancient city began with preliminary language work in the classroom, and then foreign students went on a walking educational and thematic tour to the historical center of Tver. The first-year students visited the square near the Travel Palace and the Transfiguration Cathedral, the monuments to Pushkin and Mikhail Tversky, on the embankment of the Volga River and in the City Garden, on the territory of which the Tver Kremlin, built in the XII century, was located. Foreign students got acquainted with the history of these interesting places.
The event helps to form general cultural competencies, social and cultural adaptation of foreign students. Immersion of foreign students in the language environment allows to overcome language difficulties in communication, the formation of interest and respect for the historical and cultural heritage of Russia, the development of intercultural communication.