Russian students visit Purdue for monthlong course

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.

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