Alumni Testimonials: Fall 2005

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The first thing I learned at the IUM is how difficult Algebraic geometry really is! As the semester progressed, I realized how beautiful it is. In Moscow, I loved the math, classical concerts, and museums.

Noah Giansiracusa, University of Washington

The department here is the friendliest and closest I’ve ever found. It’s been an absolute joy to be here, and I can’t wait to come back.

Tom Church, Cornell University

P.S. Never get rid of the булочки с маком. Ever.

I fully enjoyed my time in Russia. I came here not knowing a word of Russian and hopefully I’m leaving with more than that! Though I might not have been as into math as some of my fellow students, as anyone else! Russia culture is something, recommend the literature class. From Puskin to Pasternak to Sokolov, living where these authors did made my appreciate the books so much more. To come all this way and not experience the Russian way of life would be the greatest shame.

Vera Ranieri, Mount Allison University.

One thing I think it is important to note, which has been under-accented is that this is a very high-level program, oriented towards students who are smart, have had a lot of exposure to college-level math, and are serious about learning math. IUM has the best undergraduate math program in the country. To give a direct comparison, I attended Budapest semesters in mathematics last semester and found this program much harder. If you’re really serious about math I would highly recommend Math in Moscow. It is truly an unparalleled academic opportunity.

Igor Korfisakhar, Washington University in St. Louis