First Impression in Moscow, Russia

My first impressions of Moscow during my first month here have been overwhelmingly positive. There are many aspects of this city and culture that I enjoy when comparing with the American culture that I am familiar with. I might not be able to go into depth on all of them, but I will mention a …

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A Day in the Life in Moscow

After having been in Moscow for almost six weeks now, there are some things that have started to fall into place and become almost routine, normal even.  I have found that I have essentially same routine day after day: I wake up, have breakfast while taking an easy morning, go to my internship, have lunch …

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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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Food Culture and Options in Moscow

I grew up in San Francisco with a Russian family. Borsch, kotlety, pelmeni, pierogi and olivye salad were household staples for the longest of time for me. But all of those “traditional” Russian foods are dependent on each family on how they are made, and what they feature. For example, I grew up not liking …

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My Internship at the NUST MISiS FabLab

I’m approaching the fourth quarter of my internship at the MISiS FabLab and I couldn’t be more pleased with my time here. Having studied industrial design for four years before coming here, I have learned a lot about design, and I really just needed a domain to hone my skills and knowledge and also the …

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