A number of faculty members have had international work experience. Among them senior lecturer V.A. Bogorodskiyi (Germany, China); assistant professor A.R. Salakhova (Germany), assistant professor A.Z. Malikov (China). 2 more members are currently overseas: E.A. Makleeva at Hunan University and V.A. Bogorodsky at University of Giessen, Germany.
The staff participates in international conferences, in International Association of Russian Language Teachers Congresses.
The department has a good experience in holding international conferences, seminars, webinars on the methodology and practice of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The international scientific conference «Languages of Russia and CIS as foreign: teaching and research» is being held at the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication since 2011.