The Added Benefit of Learning a Foreign Language

There are a lot of things you expect from studying a foreign language and going overseas to be immersed in said language, like funny stories from misunderstandings and an increase in the command over that language. Those things I expected, but there was one side effect of studying a second language I didn’t expect—an increase …

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Balancing My Life Abroad

Since the moment I arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia, I have wanted to share so much of the culture and interesting things I learn about the country with my friends and family in the United States. Anytime something particularly remarkable, unexpected, or even just different happens, my reaction at first was to tell the people …

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My Experience on the Summer Teachers Program in St. Petersburg, Russia

The trip started on June 28, 2019 from the American Councils offices in DC. Each part of the Summer Teachers Program was planned and organised perfectly by American Councils. All participants of the program were teachers, so why did we need a language and culture program? To refresh our language skills, to be in real …

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Crazy Cars in Russia

I have discovered many interesting things about everyday Russia since coming here, but one of the most entertaining has been the way that cars are often decorated. In the USA, a car might have a collection of stickers advertising the driver's opinions, or it could have various customizations like spoilers, scoops, and spinners, but in …

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Throwback Thursday

American Councils was established in 1974, and since then we’ve been passionate about international exchange and language training. Check out the blogs below to see where we’ve been, and then visit our website at acstudyabroad.org to see where you can go with us! Speaking with Confidence – Jason learned that it’s better to speak and …

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