Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: William Thornberry

William Thornberry reflects on his academic and cultural experience during the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. When I look back at my nine months in Tajikistan, I think most about the great people I met. From my warm host family to gifted teachers, I found that …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker reflects on his travels around Tajikistan while on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. One of the greatest benefits to learning a foreign language is that you gain the ability to travel and converse with people who you could not before. Entire portions of …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Milovan Dakic

Milovan Dakic reflects on his language acquisition experience during the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad recipient With an ever-changing political climate that seems to constantly be heading in a downwards slope of instability and potential danger, the United States is becoming more than ever required to think multiple …

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My First Three Weeks in Tajikistan

Coming to Tajikistan has been the most incredible experience. I first started studying Persian when I was in 10th grade with summer classes and I’ve continued over the years with classes here and there, wherever I could get them and with limited resources available to me, and not once did I ever think I’d travel …

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A Guest Among the Yaghnobis

The Yaghnob, or “icewater,” is a tributary feeding the Zarafshan River, which in turn feeds the great Amu Darya further downstream. Its headwaters are in the lofty peaks of the Fan Mountains of northern Tajikistan, from which it flows through a high (averaging 3000 meters above sea level) and steep-sloped valley which is at certain …

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