Author: Emily Wang

Minorities Abroad: Additional Resources

This site isn’t the only resource for minority students studying in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe! Below is a collection of interesting and useful sites from around the web, featuring videos, interviews, and much more. (Thanks to the many folks on ADSEEES and SEELANGS who have shared them!) If you’d like to suggest an additional […]

Jessica in St. Petersburg

  Minorities Abroad Project Name: Jessica Destination: St. Petersburg, Russia Time abroad: Summer 2013 Ethnic Self-identification: African-American   The First Day I remember the first day very clearly when I look at the following picture: Why was the first picture I ever took in St. Petersburg, Russia a lilac bush? Because I was scared on […]

Annie in St. Petersburg

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Annie Choi Destination: St. Petersburg, Russia Time Abroad: Spring 2009 Ethnic Self-identification: Korean-American (Photo by Elise Bergerson) My ethnicity had a profound effect on my experience of Russia even before I set foot in the country.  I remember the trepidation that filled the weeks leading up to my decision to study […]

Minority Experience in Moscow

Minorities Abroad Project Destination: Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia Time Abroad: Periodically from 2006-2010 Ethnic Self-identification: Southeast Asian-American Gender: Male (Anonymous Post) I visited Russia periodically from 2006-2010 (mostly Moscow and once St. Petersburg). Before traveling to Moscow, I had heard about the dangers of the city. Like any large city, Moscow can occasionally be […]

Morgan in St. Petersburg

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Morgan Jerkins Destination: St. Petersburg, Russia Time Abroad: Summer 2012 Ethnic Self-identification: African-American My name is Morgan Jerkins and I am a rising senior in the Comparative Literature department of Princeton University where I “specialize” in 19th century Russian Literature and 20th century Japanese Literature. I am an African-American woman who […]

Crystal in St. Petersburg

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Crystal Farmer Destination: St. Petersburg, Russia Time Abroad: Summer 2006 Ethnic Self-identification: African-American I was a self contained tourist attraction in Russia. In the midst of me worrying about how to conjugate the word stop and what to do with kopecks, I had to worry about how I represented the entire […]

Kimberly in Kiev

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Kimberly St. Julian Destination: Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine Time Abroad: Summer 2013 Ethnic Self-identification: African-American When my thesis advisor told me that I had to go to Ukraine to perform archival research for my MA thesis, I was unhappy to say the least. This was due to two reasons: a) I […]

Phillip in Baku

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Phillip Dehoux Destination: Baku, Azerbaijan Time Abroad: Summer 2011 Ethnic Self-identification: Haitian-Cuban-American Growing up in New York City I found that immersing myself in other cultures just came naturally. I have always enjoyed meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and enjoying new food. These were some of the central reasons […]

Miriam in Moscow

Minorities Abroad Project Name: Miriam Vaswani Destination: Moscow, Russia Time Abroad: 2009-2011 Ethnic Self-identification: Mixed heritage When I initially spoke on the phone with the person who would become my first employer in Moscow, he asked me if I looked distinctively Indian (I’m a first generation Canadian, with one English and one Indian parent). It […]

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