Travel/Study in Russia

Northern Cliffs of Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Mark Andrews, ’09 – spent summer ’08 working at a camp outside Moscow.

“Russia has really been one big wonderful surprise. I had this image of Moscow as a big industrial and very stark city and the people as more standoffish and cold. Both preconceptions were completely false. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the city is, and how warm and fun the people are. â€ĶI have never felt more welcome anywhere in my life. The campers and counselors at the camp are all fascinated with me and my culture. I fell like a movie star with everyone saying hi to me (even yelling across the dining room just to say in english ‘how are you’).”