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

Dachas in Kyiv: Student Observations

During my Russian studies at Indiana University over the past two years, the concept of a “dacha” or Soviet-era summer home always intrigued me. While my family has taken multiple vacations during which we stayed in cabins in Indiana or the Great Smoky Mountains, we—like most Americans—were happy to return to our permanent home. Yet […]

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