Ruminations on Mayonnaise

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate mayonnaise; I even like it now and again in the right setting. Who could argue that a turkey sandwich is complete without it? And what cheeseburger doesn’t benefit from a subtle dash of this controversial sauce? All I am saying is that I was surprised to find that …

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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: 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: 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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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Thomas Feerick

Thomas Feerick 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 he learned. One of the first decisions I had to make as I planned my study abroad through American Councils’ RLASP was which city would be my host. As a …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Lila Brooks

Lila Brooks reflects on her semester on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and the benefits of an immersive language program. My interest in the Russian language originated during my junior year of high school when, following a teachers suggestion, I read The Master and …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: McRae Mayfield

McRae Mayfield reflects on her semester on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient and life with a host family. “You’re staying with a host family?” I heard this question many times before embarking on my study abroad journey to Moscow, Russia. Half the people asked …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Yoshiharu Hewiit

Yoshiharu Hewitt reflects on his semester on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. In the past 12 or so months, I have spent eight of them in the Former USSR. In the summer of 2017 I worked at the USA Pavilion at the World’s Fair …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: John Boynton

John Boynton reflects on his semester on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient his experiences in Russia. This past semester I and six other American students went to Russia to improve our Russian language skills and to better understand the culture in Russia where we …

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