Missing Moscow
Aug03

Missing Moscow

  I’ve been home for about a while now and I’m getting ready to head back to Alabama for the fall. So I have used this time to reflect on my time in Russia. Now it seems so far away and its weird to think that I’ve spent a semester there. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked being there, but it gradually grew on me and I now I consider it my second home.   Surprisingly, I don’t think I suffered any reverse culture shock since...

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Last Few Days in Russia
Jul15

Last Few Days in Russia

Prior to arriving to Russia, I tried not to have too many expectations. My main goal was to enjoy the experience of being here in Russia. Obviously things are different here and that took an adjustment to get used to. Now that my time here is coming to an end, I’m sad to be leaving. It is a little intimidating to be in a country that speaks a different language. I have realized that my Russian is awful, but it is slowly improving. I...

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Pre-Departure: Russia 2016
Feb15

Pre-Departure: Russia 2016

I can’t believe that I’ll be going to Russia next week. It is so weird not to be at Alabama with all of my friends, but I am very excited about studying abroad. I have always wanted to visit Russia so last summer I began taking Russian classes here at Alabama with the intention of studying abroad in Russia. I found a great program that caters to my major, International Studies, at one of Russia’s top universities, Moscow State...

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