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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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Indigo Clingerman

Indigo Clingerman reflects on her internship during the Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. Sitting in D.C., a few a days before leaving for the Critical Language Scholarship program in Tbilisi, Georgia, I received an email from the volunteer coordinator at the GULAG History Museum …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Eleanor Dunbar

Eleanor Dunbar reflects on her summer on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and learning languages from her host family. “Be khord, be khord,” my Tajik host mother orders in a shrill tone. In Farsi, this is a command to eat, and my Tajik host family takes eating …

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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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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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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Kristian Moravec

Kristian Moravec 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 experiences. I was always told that world travel for many Americans comes with the advantage of malleability to other types of people and cultures. That is, if many of us …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Justin Hiemstra

Justin Hiemstra reflects on his summer on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and what cultural differences he observed. Russia is truly a unique place. Whereas its neighboring countries almost all fall solidly into the group of what one might call ‘the European, Western nations,’ …

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