I spent a the spring semester of 2015 abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Upon arriving in Russia, I only knew a pitiful 3 words of Russian. My studies were focused on Russian language, literature, and politics at Saint Petersburg Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, while I was abroad I lived with a host family for 3 months and helped teach English to students and adults.
I was also fortunate enough during my time abroad to be able travel to Finland, Estonia, Turkey, Greece, and the United Kingdom. These opportunities allowed me to further explore other cultures.