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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New Horizons

Upon landing at Domodedovo International Airport, I quickly became aware of the fact that I was indeed very anxious – almost to the point of shear fright. I couldn’t seem to understand why, though. After months of anticipation, excitement, and preparation, I was finally here - in Russia. In Moscow. This was the culmination of …

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Armenia and Kyrgyzstan

Instead of comparing Armenia to the U.S., I instead initially started off by comparing Armenia to Kyrgyzstan. Last summer, I spent two months living in Kyrgyzstan, which was the longest consecutive duration of time I’ve ever spent abroad. Armenia will come close but not quite top that at a six-week stay. Hence, I initially assumed …

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Kazbegi and Khinkali: Places to visit and things to eat in Georgia

Georgia – no not the state, the country – is perhaps one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the pleasure of traveling to. Aside from the incessant mosquitos and decently warm weather, there is little to nothing to even consider complaining about. The people are unbelievably kind, food is delicious (khachapuri and …

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Finally in Moscow

Hi there! I first want to start off by introducing myself. My name is Cydnie, I’m a senior at the University of Oregon double-majoring in Linguistics and Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, as well as minoring in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching in Russian. I have been studying the Russian language for almost five …

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After the Honeymoon Stage: Discovering Everyday Treasures in Armenia

It's my fifth time visiting Armenia. I have already fallen in love with the pink tufa stones and busy streets of Yerevan. I have already been rendered speechless by a crystal clear view of Mt. Ararat. I have already felt the childish joy at seeing the singing and dancing fountains in Republic Square at night. …

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