Student Observations

What’s it like to be a student abroad? What will you see that will interest you, surprise you, or possibly even shock you? The resources listed here are all those written by SRAS students as firsthand accounts of witnessing foreign traditions in their native environs. For more on SRAS programs visit SRAS.org

Buryats on Buryatia

The Republic of Buryatia is located in South Central Siberia sharing Lake Baikal with Irkutsk Oblast. Roughly 500,000 people identify as Buryat making the Buryats the largest indigenous group in Siberia. The Buryat people are descents of several different ethnic groups including Mongolian and indigenous Siberian. Because of this, Buryat culture is an interesting and […]

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