Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Kate Crnkovich

Kate Crnkovich talks about accessing Russian culture through music while living abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient.   All my life I have loved accordion music, though I never thought I would finally be able to explore that during my summer …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Dante Moreno

Dante Moreno reflects on the rewards of living with a host family while abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient.   Even though I spent only eight short weeks with my Russian “family” in Moscow, I was warmly welcomed into the daily …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Hannah Shipman

Hannah Shipman reflects on the value of study abroad and lessons learned while living abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient.   This summer I took one of the most wild rides of my life: a full-immersion study abroad trip to Russia. …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Makenzie Lucas

Makenzie Lucas discusses facing stereotypes head on and opening her mind the while living abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient.   Why do we believe in some stereotypes more than others? Why do we never question their origins but hold true …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Eva Kuras

Eva Kuras reflects on the beating the summer heat while living abroad on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. The first week was the hardest. The heat was intense: dry but still sweltering. I worried that my jean skirt was too short, although it almost hit …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Jon Koele

Jon Koele  discusses the valuable life lessons learned while living abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient.   When I first decided that I was going to study abroad in Russia, most of my friends and family looked at me with surprised …

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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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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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