Special Projects: Educational Exchange
Since the inception of the American Home in 1992 we have encouraged contacts between American and Russian students and teachers. Our goal is to go beyond what we are accomplishing through our English and Culture Program by facilitating as many educational exchanges as possible.
2013 Alternative Spring Break in Russia
Interested in spending your 2013 Spring Break in Russia? Come spend it with us!
Group Program Abroad Awards
Serendipity provided the in-country programs for three Fulbright grants. The most recent grant was obtained through the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. The first two grants were through the University of Illinois Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Each of these trips have been characterized as a "truly excellent educational experience."
interesting articles about the 2004 Fulbright group in Russia:
article by 2007 trip participant E. B. Holschuh, a Russian teacher
Clason, Associate Director, University of Chicago CEERES:
Follow-Up Curriculum Development Reports: http://ceeres.uchicago.edu/k12/curriculum/08russia.htm
These programs provided the participating elementary and secondary teachers with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about Russia's past and present.
Serendipity-Russia continues to:
between educators and studentsbuilding on the foundation provided
by the Fulbright program, we are developing a high school program
that includes video and written exchanges and reciprocal visits
"The large number
of criminal justice articles you brought to us from Professor Frank
Morn have been valuable beyond description." Anna Podstrakhova,
Head, VJI foreign language program.
Visiting the public
and private schools in Vladimir was an exceptional learning experience
for me professionally and personally. I observed and interacted with
students and teachers from the lower elementary level through college
students majoring in speech therapy at Vladimir Pedagogical University.
It was fascinating to find the common threads between education in
Russia and in the United States. The differences were also apparent
and informative. Their teachers are very hard working with limited
resources and are dedicated to their students who are eager to learn.