Student Life


Student Life

Our program is unique in that it fosters close contact with local NU students. The tutoring program, housing arrangements, and cultural programming all enable SSRES students to feel at home in Astana and forge lasting international friendships, from the time when they are met at the airport their departure at the end of the program.

SSRES 2018 students participated in wide range of activities organized by NU students, including:

  • Dombra lessons
  • Astana city scavenger hunt
  • Ultimate Frisbee competition
  • Talent shows
  • SSRES choir
  • Karaoke

International students live on campus where they share dormitory rooms with NU students, who speak both Russian and Kazakh. A typical room has two beds, two study desks, closets, and a bathroom. Students living in the dormitory also have access to fully-equipped kitchens.

Our modern and well-maintained campus contains everything students need, including a pharmacy, laundry facilities, cafeteria, hair salon, study rooms, cafes, restaurants, and more. The buildings are fully guarded and secured with 24/7 resident assistance.

The meal plan includes two meals a day from Monday to Friday. In addition, there are several restaurants and cafes on campus, as well as a grocery store on the first floor of the student dormitory, which sells groceries and prepared meals.