Crossing My Eyes and Dotting My Тыs

The population of St. Petersburg is only one million less than my entire state. I grew up across the street from a cornfield, and if I wanted to get anywhere I would either drive or spend most of my morning walking. I am grateful that in my lifetime I have had the privilege of seeing …

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The Experience of St. Petersburg

It has been several more weeks of living and studying in St. Petersburg since my last blog, and only two short weeks until I go home. Although two weeks out of an eight-week program sound like a lot, it really is not. Between now and when I go home, I will have finished classes, taken …

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Fulfilling a New Facet in the Kaleidoscopic Persona

The abandonment of one’s comfort zone is often met with hesitation, a fact which is inevitable when traveling or studying abroad. Transitioning from a familiar environment to one of new regularities also holds a thrill which is difficult to match, as the sampling of another culture holds enrichment like no other. An equilibrium of tradition …

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You’re Going Where To Do What?!

That was the question my each and every member of my family asked when I told them I was participating in this program. They couldn't believe that I, a Belgrade-born native/heritage speaker of Serbian, was going to spend the summer in Belgrade taking language classes. They could not stop laughing. Naturally it sounded like a …

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