Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Margarita Valkovskaya

Margarita Valkovskaya reflects on her summer on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and the connection between language and culture. During my time in Tajikistan, I understood that language does not live in isolation from culture. A sentence may mean something to an American in direct translation, but …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Lily Slocum

Lily Slocum reflects on her summer on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and her experience living in Moscow during the World Cup. Most summers, I work at a nature camp five minutes down the road from my house. I love being outdoors and working …

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Could We Be Doing More to Minimize Our Use of Plastic?

Protecting Our Planet: From a Cultural Perspective It was the weekend before my departure to Belgrade, Serbia that I watched the documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean,' and couldn't believe how rapid our environment is degrading and how much effort was lacking towards its protection. The proliferation of plastic products is developing a "disposable" lifestyle and an …

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Why should I study a language abroad?

What are the benefits of studying abroad? How is a semester abroad going to help my language skills? Can’t I just stay and study in the US? Take it from our former students! Studying abroad not only improves your language skills, it also exposes you to a brand new culture and way of life. Check …

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Study Abroad in Kazakhstan!

Interested in studying Russian abroad, but not sure you want to go to Russia? Consider studying with American Councils in Kazakhstan! Almaty, Kazakhstan is the most populous city in Kazakhstan and known as the “Big Apple” in Kazakhstan. Check out the blogs below to see what life is like in Almaty, and then head over …

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A Window into the Balkans

Are you studying Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Serbian? We offer an immersive language program in the Balkans that offers undergraduate and graduate credit. Learn more about the program from the blogs below, and when you’re ready you can check out our website (acstudyabroad.org) and start your application! Spring 2019 applications are due October 15th. …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Victoria Breshears

Victoria Breshears reflects on her summer on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and media in Tajikistan. As I sit here getting packed to head home, I cannot fathom the changes I have gone through while in Tajikistan. Although I have only been here for five months, I …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Tara Wheelwright

Tara Wheelwright reflects on her summer on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and her love of ballet. Before going to Russia this summer, my one goal, other than improving my language skills, was to see as many ballets as possible. I had decided to …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Gabriel Rody-Ramazani

Gabriel Rody-Ramazani reflects on his summer on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and his appreciation for Tajik citizens. I will always be awe-struck by the intense and fascinating differences that I discovered in the experiences and thoughts of many of the Tajik people I met this past …

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