Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Claire Kalikman

Claire Kalikman reflects on the challenges and rewards of daily life while living abroad on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Moscow as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. Studying abroad in Russia is not always easy. Seemingly arbitrary websites and programs are blocked by Russian networks, washing machines are a …

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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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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker reflects on his travels around Tajikistan while on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. One of the greatest benefits to learning a foreign language is that you gain the ability to travel and converse with people who you could not before. Entire portions of …

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Photo Blog: Travel Experiences in Taiwan

One of my favorite parts of my study abroad experience was traveling around Taiwan and seeing new places. My trips ranged from a local Tainan day market to the beautiful town of JiuFen. While in Taiwan, the opportunities to travel are numerous. The amount of freedom to pursue the travel that most interests you is …

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Planes, Helicopters, and Space in Monino

My first personal excursion outside of Moscow was to the town of Monino, where the “Central Air Force Museum of the Russian Federation” is located. This museum is one of the largest air force museums in the world, boasting a staggering 172 Soviet and Russian aircrafts. As I am a student pilot in the US, …

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It’s All Quite Dream-like Here

A friend from the United States messaged me asking how my trip in Almaty, Kazakhstan was going, and, in my response, I called this trip “peak existence.” What does “peak existence” mean? I guess I’d describe it as a state of being where every interaction and experience feels meaningful and fulfilling. My emotions and feeling …

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How to Ride the Russian Overnight Train

If you are a student of Russian reading this blog post, either having already applied to AC Study Abroad or still considering (do it!), then you will likely find yourself on a very long train ride in Russia. Do not be deceived—Russia is an enormous country. Its classification as the biggest on earth does not …

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