Polina
from Russia

About me

Hi, I’m Polina and I’m studying the master programme “Linguistic and Literary Computing”. The study programme is very interdisciplinary, which is challenging and fascinating at the same time. Furthermore, it offers excellent future perspectives. I like this mix of the linguistics and computer science, and also the possibility to study in two languages – German and English.

Polina,
Linguistic and Literary Computing M.A.

After my German language studies I wanted to go in a slightly different academic direction and learn more about technical methods in linguistics. At the same time, I was looking for a “gentle” dive into the field of computer science. All this I found at TU Darmstadt.

 Portrait Ambassador Polina
Picture: Britta Hüning

Profile

Nationality:

Russian

Study programme:

Linguistic and Literary Computing, M.A.

Prior education:

Perm State University (Russia) – German language studies, WWU Münster – German language studies, M.A.

Why I chose TU Darmstadt:

After my German language studies I wanted to go in a slightly different academic direction and learn more about technical methods in linguistics. At the same time, I was looking for a “gentle” dive into the field of computer science. All this I found at TU Darmstadt. My study programme offers a perfect combination of courses from computer science and linguistic, and it’s bilingual (German and English).

What I like about Darmstadt:

I like all the beautiful parks, in which I can go for a run or a walk. Furthermore, I enjoy cozy coffee shops with delicious coffee served in XXL size pots (sometimes those pots look more like small bowls). I also really like the modern university campus in the city center and hope to see the buildings from inside soon.

How I felt about the start of the Digital Semester:

Comfortable and relaxed at home in front of my computer with a huge coffee pot standing on my desk.

What would I tell my younger yourself?

Be brave, because all boundaries exist only in your head! Furthermore, please drink more water and learn programming (you will really need it, even though you might not believe me right know).

What makes me happy:

I really love running outdoors, especially in the early morning when the sun rises, and the air is very fresh. My other mood boosters include making coffee, trying new recipes, reading for hours, and salsa dancing.

What I will do first on my premier on-site day at the university (when corona is over):

I already have a plan for this day:) First, I will visit the Institute for language and literature studies. Afterwards, I will go to the university library in the city centre, gaze at the bookshelves and maybe read something there. Later on, I will register for several dancing classes at the university sport centre, I’ve been waiting for it for long time!

My favourite book:

Ohh…I have soo many favourites, but here is one of them “Life after life” by Kate Atkinson. If you are wondering “What if…” and imagine different possible scenarios of your live, you will probably like this book.

Which places in Darmstadt I’ve always wanted to visit, but still haven’t?

The theatre! I have been walking in the area several times and have seen the building from outside. However, I still haven’t seen any theatre plays there. That’s why I hope that regular theatre visiting will be a part of my free time program again soon. The same applies to the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, the building looks at me very inviting almost every day.

Fun fact about me:

I was born in a country that no longer exists :)

My favourite motto:

„Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” (Henry Ford).