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Biotechnology, Russian minor
Chicago IL

I'm going to Russia!

Sarah Alef on Monday, 14 January 2008. Posted in Study Abroad

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind, although I can't say whether it's due to the amount of Nyquil and orange juice I've consumed in the last four days or to the amount of work I've been assigned. I feel like I've been playing catch up since I got back from break.  Definitely picked a bad time to get sick.  Not that any time is really good. 

In other news, I finally heard from the SUNY Brockport Study Abroad office, and my Russia trip is a go.  I just need to actually sit down and fill out the paperwork.  I've been studying Russian for five years now, but I've never been to the country.  RIT Study Abroad doesn't currently offer any programs to Russia, but they do accept credit from the SUNY programs as transfer credit.  I don't actually need the extra credits, but I've wanted the experience for a long time. I will be studying in the city of Novgorud, which is one of the oldest cities in Russia, for six weeks.  Included in the experience is a 4 day trip to St. Petersburg, for which I'm so excited!  I've already decided that when I come back, I'm bringing back a Russian fur hat.   It'll be perfect for the Rochester/Chicago winters :-)

Additional exciting news:  Pablo Francisco is coming to RIT on January 25th, and I'm totally excited.  Now I need to actually go buy my ticket so I can be more excited!  I've been watching Pablo since I was in high school, and his Comedy Central skit cracks me up every time I see it.  (And I've seen it a lot)  Best recommendation I can give you for the winter quarter:  go to see Pablo.  And an RIT hockey game.  Both will have you either on your feet or in the aisles!