I graduated from the program in 2004. The Faculty gave me friends, opportunities, and orientation in the social environment around me. I liked the fact that you are treated as a person, and not as another faceless participant in the educational process. I am still friends with several teachers and members of the administration.
It's possible to speak for a long time about how the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program was able to take the best from two systems: western choice and the traditional serious Russian approach to classical education. But the value, in my opinion, lies in the fact that here they understand that they should work for the students and not for the commissions ensuring compliance. Furthermore, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program really does provide students a choice of subjects that many Russian universities cannot boast of.