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

Jewish Bishkek: A Brief History and Guide

My experience with the Jewish community in Bishkek began on a weekday evening in September. I did not really expect to find a synagogue on Suyumbayev Street. I had been following the gradually narrowing road for blocks, eventually across the wide Jibek-Jolu Avenue. On the other side of this thoroughfare, Suyumbayev was sidewalk-less, and full […]

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