Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Keenan Overa

Keenan Overa discusses his academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. This past summer I had the opportunity to continue my study of Russian despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the online Advanced Russian Language and Area …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Thalia Navia

Thalia Navia discusses her academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. I graduated from Georgetown University in May 2020. Originally, for the summer following my graduation, I was enrolled in an intensive immersive language program that took place in …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Elise Lieberman

Elise Lieberman discusses her academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. This summer, I was often asked how I was spending my time. “I’m studying abroad at home,” I would reply with a wry grin. And it was true. …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Nina Kaur

Nina Kaur discusses her academic experience while participating in the online Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. As the fall semester starts to kick off virtually around world, I decided to take advantage of virtual learning and maintaining my Persian language skills (which are very much still in …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Casandra Draudt

Casandra Draudt discusses her academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. Like a lot of students, I was supposed to study abroad this summer. Also, like a lot of students, I was devastated when that didn’t happen because of …

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A Virtual Library of Balkan Media

This is my first exposure to Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), so an especially important part of my class is listening to music, reading texts, watching movies and TV shows, and otherwise engaging with the media of the region. In some past language classes, I’ve taken, I made the mistake of underestimating the value of literature and pop …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Elizabeth Davidson

Elizabeth Davidson discusses her academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. I’m not sure that anyone’s summer plans went as they anticipated, my own included. I had hoped that I would be able to study abroad in Russia to …

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Flashcards and Stinky Tofu

Since I started learning Chinese, I have known that speaking is my biggest weakness, not only because it was the skill that was worked on the least in class, but also the nerves that came along with trying to speak a different language. In my typical learning environment, I will maybe only say a handful of sentences in …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Finn Casey

Finn Casey discusses his academic experience while participating in the online Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. By now I consider myself somewhat of an American Councils Veteran. Prior to this summer, I participated on two separate AC programs: the Business Russian Language and Internship …

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