Playing Baseball in Russia

This is my second time in Russia. My first experience here was most focused in the classroom: my time was divided between classes and homework and the rigorous schedule and harsh winter kept me inside for most of the semester. However, I knew that this summer I wanted to experience everything that I could outside …

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Saying “yes” to New Opportunities

This summer in Moscow is my second trip to Russia. Being my second time to Russia, I stepped off the plan with a very different mindset than I during my first stay in Russia. I am striving to be a “yes” man. That is, any opportunity or invitation that comes my way, I accept. It …

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Join Us on the #AbroadLessTraveled

We are celebrating IEW using the hashtags #AbroadLessTraveled and #IEW2018. If you haven’t already, share your photos of traveling off the beaten path with us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook! To get you inspired, here are three blogs that embody #AbroadLessTraveled. Tajikistan's Unfettered Nature – Ellie was a participant on the Eurasian Regional Language Program …

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Happy International Education Week!

Happy International Education Week! International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate international exchange and education worldwide. Every year, the U.S Department of State and Department of Education highlight programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future participants from abroad to study, learn, and exchange life experiences. Here at American Councils …

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Productivity and Exploration

A typical day in my Moscow life consists of attending classes at Moscow International University and then either going to my internship, meeting with my conversation partner, taking a dance class, or going on excursions. This routine sure does keep me busy, and on top of that, my new Russian friends are always inviting me …

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Workplace Dynamics

This summer abroad program is my second study abroad experience in Russia (the first being in Petersburg), and my first extended stay in Moscow. On one hand, I feel quite adept in certain areas of language, day-to-day activities, and engaging in Russian culture thanks to my previous experience. On the other, as my continually increasing …

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