During the festival there were discussed many problems on intercultural interaction among young people and problems of foreign students adaptation. Participants also had an opportunity to attended the lecture "Culture shock? Come and talk", poetry readings and presentations of nations and cultures.
According to the words of Deputy of the First Vice-Rector on International Cooperation in our university Konstantin Zaikov, it was the fourth festival, but for the first time it was a whole international week. "The name of the festival has its histoty: from the early years Pomorye has always been a territory for different peoples and different cultures to meet. They worked together despite harsh climate and formed the image of a tolerant land. It is important for us that those traditions are preserved and our university is a big international family. About 1000 international students are studying at NarFU today and we are proud that they have chosen our university," said Konstantin Zaikov.
Nikolay Evmenov, deputy of the head of the city of Arkhangelsk thanked the organizers of the event and mentioned "there is always a careful approach to the adaptation of international students, to their talents not only at the university but on the city scale. It's a tough job"
The International Youth Week ended with a wonderful concert, where representatives of different nationalities had opportunity to show peculiarities of their cultures.