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  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Certainly Russia was beautiful. Surely, my experience there was an incredible one. But most importantly, it was a wildly different place than any I had been before.

    I have taken classes at Duke, studying the language and the culture of this country, but it seemed that the…

  • Credit: Kal Chapman
  • Major: Linguistics
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    In addition to greatly improving my Russian language skills, my study abroad experience gave me an appreciation of and knowledge of the culture that I cherish. It enabled me to explore parts of the country that time constraints had prevented me from seeing on a previous…

  • Credit: Elizabeth Kelly
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    When I embarked on my study abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia last May, I had only been studying the language for four months. The prospect of spending three months immersed in its native country both excited and terrified me. I knew that along with an…

  • Credit: Christina Sidiak
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     Studying in Russia was an eye-opening experience for me. When we arrived, it was a total culture shock. On the first day we went to the grocery store to buy water and struggled even to make it past the cashier because of the language and cultural barriers.…

  • Credit: Kelly Earle
  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy and International Comparative Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The first thing I learned upon arriving in St. Petersburg, Russia was how much I didn't know. Over the course of seven weeks, I learned a second lesson: I can figure it out. Duke in Russia has been a priceless academic experience, an exploration of the art…

  • Credit: Audrey Adu-Appiah
  • Major: English, Political Science
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I really loved studying abroad in St. Petersburg. My language skills grew exponentially there in a way that would not have been possible if I had only studied in America. With DukeEngage I was given an additional opportunity to extend my stay in Russia another month. After…

  • Credit: Kelsey Goin
  • Tags: Duke in Russia, Russia, St. Petersburg, summer
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