Arriving in Russia

As I looked out the window of the airplane, I didn’t feel much different. I was flying out of Dulles International Airport to Germany, and then from Germany to Moscow. The truth was, I had never been out of the country before (unless you count on a cruise ship), nor had I flown on an …

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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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Muscovites

We all make an over-generalization about certain people groups, whether we admit it or not. Think about the mental picture you get and the qualities you associate with the words millennial, hipster or say Russian. Those images projected in your mind are probably stereotypes which you also formed from past experiences and stories you’ve heard. …

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Moscow: Introvert Central

Living in the States my entire life, I never realized the extent to which American society gives preference to extroverted personality types until I traveled to Moscow. Growing up I would often get asked strange questions: Why are you so quiet? Why are you mad? Why are you sitting alone? Why don’t you sit with …

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Not a Student? You Can Still Study Abroad

When one thinks about study abroad programs, college and high school students often come to mind, but how often does one think about a working professional's ability to participate in an overseas academic program? I'm neither a college nor a high school student. I didn't have a study abroad office to consult, but I was …

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