Russian students visit Purdue for monthlong course

Purdue Russian Students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A group Russian students were at Purdue to develop entrepreneurial skills.

The 10 students took part in a monthlong course, which is similar to Purdue Research Park’s Entrepreneurship Academy. On Friday, the students presented their business models as part of their final requirement for the course. Presentations included a cell phone app that tracks public transportation movement and food containers that can heat meals.

One students said the program also provided other educational experiences.

“The cultural part of our program is really important to understand American life, American lifestyle, American culture and I like it,” said Nikita Sosnin, who attends Tomsk State University in Russia.

The program was funded by the U.S.-Russia Foundation.

On Saturday, the students will leave West Lafayette and head to New York. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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