On 8 April 2011, I got my acceptance letter from the Fulbright Program! After a rigorous application process, a phone interview in Russian, and months of waiting, I’ve been accepted into this prestigious program, and I’m headed to Russia sometime at the end of August.
The basic deal is this: I will move to Arkhangelsk, Russia, to start my grant on September 1. I’ll be there for ten months total. I’ll be working as an English Teaching Assistant at Pomor State University, teaching two classes to fourth- and fifth-year English students. One class will be about translation from Russian to English, and the other will be a video-centered class on American culture.
I will keep this blog to let anyone who wants to know updated on what I’m doing in Russia. As I prepare to go this summer, I’ll post from time to time with information about Arkhangelsk and Pomor State University, to give you more information as I learn about my new home.