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Culture is a wonderfully complex and often enigmatic thing, with many influences and elements to share and discuss. The below resources discuss a range of topics – including rites of passage (such funeral and wedding culture), games, and more. For still more on modern pop culture, make sure to check out PopKult.org, also a part of the SRAS Family of Sites!

Eagle Training in Kyrgyzstan: Witnessing a Tradition

SRAS students studying abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on the Central Asian Studies Porgram often have the opportunity to visit Lake Issyk-Kul as part of their program abroad. This semester, the local excursions into the surrounding mountains included a presentation on local traditions surrounding eagle training. Golden eagles have been used for hunting in Kyrgyzstan for […]

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