• Understanding Contemporary Russia
     
    Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad 2010

    Bridget in front of St. Basil's

    In the summer of 2010 I traveled to Russia with eleven American teachers on a Fulbright-Hays     Group Project Abroad through the University of Michigan. For the first three weeks of the trip, I      lived with a host family in Krasnodar, a city in the North Caucasus region of Southern Russia and    attended lectures and Russian language instruction at Kuban State University. In addition to           formal classroom study, we took several weekend excursions to sites on the Black Sea and the       Sea of Azov. For the final week of the trip, we traveled to Moscow, staying at the Russian State      University for the Humanities.  This life-changing trip allowed me a much greater understanding    of historical and contemporary Russian history and culture.