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From Russia with Love

Guest blogger and VSU student, Gisele Greaux, blogs about studying abroad in Russia.

From Russia with Love: Meeting New People

By: Gisele Greaux Going abroad can be a little scary–especially when you’re essentially going alone. Yes, I’m with a group of people, but I don’t really know any of them so I felt really apprehensive at first. I’m glad to say that the more I get to know some of these people, the better I feel and the more I ...

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From Russia with Love: Exploring St. Petersburg

By: Gisele Greaux Our first full day in St. Petersburg was just exhilarating. We got to take a city tour with our own personal tour guide named Galina. She has a love for the history of St. Petersburg (in fact she never studied history in school, she was once a hydraulics engineer for the Russian military) and is very opinionated ...

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From Russia with Love: We’ve Made It

By: Gisele Greaux Здравствуйте (Strasvuytche)! That’s Russian for hello. It’s been awhile since I’ve last written but it has been non-stop action since we took off. It was a long journey, we left Atlanta at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28 and arrived in St. Petersburg around noon on Saturday (8 p.m. EST). Despite the long flight and layover in ...

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Study Abroad: Preparing for Mother Russia

By: Gisele Greaux Panic. Pure panic. That’s how I felt last week when I realized that I would soon be in a foreign country where I won’t know anyone, I can’t speak the language, and I don’t exactly have the funds to do all the things that I want to do. I also realized I haven’t done much research like ...

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